The management of Bayero University, Kano, has dismissed a publication claiming to have uncovered 20 fake professors working within the institution, News About Nigeria reports.
In an official statement signed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sagir Adamu Abbas, on Tuesday, the university labelled the report as ‘malicious, doctored, and fallacious’, aiming to tarnish the institution’s reputable image.
According to the statement, the alleged publication circulating on social media suggested the discovery of 100 fake professors in Nigerian universities, including 20 in Bayero University.
The Vice Chancellor denied the existence of such professors within the institution, adding that the claim was baseless.
“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,” the statement reads.
The statement pointed out the recent global rankings that recognised Bayero University’s standing as the 5th best university in Nigeria for research, training, and academic programme quality.
Additionally, the university was acknowledged as the 2nd best in Nigeria for international outlook by the Times Higher Education, a reputable UK-based ranking institution.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) also refuted the report of fake professors at Bayero University.
The statement urged the public to disregard the publication, describing it as an attempt to damage the reputation of Nigerian universities by individuals with ill intentions.
Bayero University reiterated its commitment to maintaining high standards and quality in all its activities, emphasising its achievements in producing highly qualified staff and competent graduates.
The institution urged the public to rely on accurate information and disregard the false claims made in the publication.