The Management of Bayero University, Kano has discharged the purported publication claiming to have discovered 20 fake Professors working in the university.
This was made known in a statement signed by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Sagir Adamu Abbas, a copy of which was made available to newsmen on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.
The VC, according to the statement, described the report as a “malicious, doctored and fallacious” publication capable of tarnishing the institution’s credible image.
The statement reads, “The Management of Bayero University, Kano has noticed the discovery of the circulation of a purported fake publication on social media on the discovery of some 100 fake Professors working in Nigerian Universities.
“Without hesitation, we wish to unequivocally state that the alleged publication was malicious, doctored and fallacious, capable of denting Bayero University’s hard-earned reputation
“We emphatically deny the existence of such professors in our highly reputable institution of learning, which can be attested to by the recent global rankings released by internationally reputable universities’ accessors.”
Consequently, the VC noted that the National Universities Commission had already denied the report of the existence of fake Professors in the University.
“Equally, it should be noted that the National Universities Commission had denied the existence of any fake professors in our universities.
“The Management of BUK wishes to draw the attention of members of the general public that the said 20 fake Professors are not staff of the University as they only exist in the figment of the imagination of the authors of the fake news.
“We call on people to disregard the said publication as not only fake but also with the intent to destroy the reputation of Nigerian universities by some enemies of progress.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Bayero University, Kano places a greater premium on quality and standards in all its activities, a policy which has contributed to attaining feats and recognition amongst tertiary institutions of learning in the world”, he said.