Covenant University denies affiliation with four fake professors uncovered by National Universities Commission

Covenant University, located in Ota, Ogun State, has strongly denied the claim that four fake professors, allegedly uncovered by the National Universities Commission (NUC), have any association with the institution.

In an official statement released on Sunday in Ota, the university’s Head of Communication Unit, ChiChi Ononiwu, addressed the allegations and clarified the university’s position on the matter.

Dismissing Allegations

Responding to the allegations that the NUC had identified approximately 100 fake professors across various Nigerian universities, including Covenant University, Ononiwu emphasized that the listed names in the published article were not part of the university’s faculty.

The management of Covenant University categorically stated that the mentioned individuals were not on their payroll and that the university had never engaged with them in any capacity.

Rigorous Recruitment Standards

Ononiwu highlighted the university’s commitment to maintaining high standards in its recruitment process, ensuring that only qualified and deserving individuals are appointed as professors.

Covenant University asserted that its recruitment exercises are rigorous, and the criteria for appointments and promotions adhere to world-class standards. The institution aims to uphold transparency and excellence in its academic practices.

Clarification for Stakeholders

In concluding the statement, Covenant University urged its stakeholders and the public to disregard the misinformation circulating regarding the alleged involvement of the university in the fake professors’ saga.

The institution reaffirmed its dedication to academic integrity and emphasized its commitment to providing quality education through a faculty of genuine and qualified professionals.

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