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The Management of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State has said that the list of fake professors allegedly attributed to be working in the institution was not known to the university.

The University in a press statement made available to journalists in Ilorin on Sunday and signed by Mr Kunle Akogun, Director, Corporate Affairs said that none of the names mentioned in the list were workers of the university.

“The attention of the management of the University of Ilorin has been drawn to a trending list of 100 fake professors in some universities in the country as purportedly uncovered by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

“Even though the NUC has dissociated itself from the list that first surfaced in December 2019, we deem it expedient to categorically disown the 11 so-called professors listed against the University of Ilorin in the recently exhumed report.”None of the persons on the list is on our University’s nominal roll, nor had any of them ever had any dealing with the University of Ilorin at any time or in any guise.

“This clarification is necessary to assure our esteemed stakeholders that UNILORIN’s well-heeled reputation for high integrity and strict adherence to best global practices in everything we do, especially on issues of staff promotion, remains unsoiled and it can never be compromised.

“We view the trending report as another antic of purveyors of fake news and mischief makers, and they should be rightly ignored,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the National Universities Commission has denounced the list of fake professors in some Nigerian universities being circulated in the media.

The commission said the list could not have emanated from the apex regulatory educational body without due consultation with their accredited universities.

The Deputy Executive Secretary in Charge of Academic Directorate, Dr. Noel Abiodun Saliu explained that such information should be taken as mischievous and unfounded.

He asserted that such publication should be taken as the handiwork of mischief makers who are out to destroy the hard-earned reputation of those prestigious institutions whose names were mentioned.

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