Nicholas Igbokwe, a lecturer of the Department of Physical and Health Education, in the at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State was on Saturday morning, December 7, found dead in his office.
Vanguard reports that the spokesperson for the institution, Abiodun Olarenwaju who also confirmed the death of the lecturer, said the deceased’s body had been transferred to the mortuary.
The death of the lecturer came as a shock to the institution as he was reported to be in good health at faculty on Saturday morning shortly before his demise.
“It’s a pity we lost him. Nobody expected that. He was brought into the hospital this morning dead," the spokesperson for the institution said.
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“He was a gentleman to the core, he was a very dutiful man who really knew his onus, his demise sincerely came as a rude shock to all of us.
In another report, in its efforts to sanitise Nigerian tertiary institutions across the country, the executive secretary of the National University Commission (NUC), Prof Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, said about 100 fake professors have been uncovered by the commission.
Sun reports that Prof Rasheed said that about 100 fake professors’ details were posted on the NUC website and the commission had to send the names to the various universities for verification.
Legit.ng gathered that he disclosed this at the 2019 retreats for vice-chancellors and thanked them for their cooperation with the NUC strategy advisory committee.
He noted that the committee had published, among other things, directory of full professors in the Nigeria University System (NUS); statistical digest of the NUS 2017-2018; refinement and modernisation of instruments for accreditation of undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time, affiliate, open and distance learning programmes and institutional as well as state of university education in Nigeria 2017- 2018.
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