The University of Ibadan, located in Oyo State, has categorically dismissed circulating reports suggesting the identification of fake professors within the institution. This comes in response to an alleged list from a government agency circulating widely, containing names of individuals purported to be fake professors.
According to a statement released by Ganiyu Saliu, the Registrar, and Secretary to Council and Senate, the university has firmly refuted the claims, asserting that the names on the circulated list are not legitimate members of the academic staff.
Contrary to the accusations, the university emphasized its commitment to transparency, stating that it regularly publishes its calendar, where the names of genuine academic staff members are listed biennially. Notably, the names accused of being fake professors are conspicuously absent from the university’s official calendar.
“The management of the University of Ibadan read with dismay the baseless story making the rounds that some fake professors were identified in the University. The management categorically states that none of the professors listed have ever been listed as staff of the university. Biennially, the University of Ibadan publishes its calendar wherein all the names of the bona fide academic staff are listed. These names are not on the Calendar,” the statement clarified.
The university urges the public to dismiss such unfounded stories, assuring that it would never compromise the integrity of its academic programs by allowing fake professors to be associated with the institution. This statement serves as a firm rebuttal against the allegations, seeking to preserve the reputation and credibility of the University of Ibadan amid the circulating controversy.