The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Sokoto Zone, has called on the National Universities Commission (NUC), to investigate the issues of alleged frauds by Vice-Chancellors (VCs) of some universities across the country.
Malam Jamilu Shehu, the ASUU Coordinator of the zone, said in a statement in Katsina on Friday, that the vice-chancellors of some universities have made it a habit of defrauding unsuspecting students and parents by pretending to have kept the academic session running, despite the closure of universities by the Federal Government due to Coronavirus. He said;
“We know of some universities where students were mandated to pay for academic gowns in order to participate in online matriculation and graduation ceremonies.
“There were also reports of some VCs involving surrogates and relatives as supervisors of the candidates writing examinations during the lockdown.
“We salute the courage and resoluteness of many VCs who have stood their grounds in preserving the quality of education. “We, however, call on the NUC to investigate these issues with a view to saving the university education from decay,’’