By Danjuma katsina
The Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, (UMYU), Katsina, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sanusi Mamman, has vowed that the school will continue to have zero tolerance for the employment of quack graduates from what he described as mushroom universities.
Speaking during an exclusive interview with the Editor-in- Chief of Katsina City newspaper, Mamman noted UMYU was established with the mandate to emerge one of the best universities in the country with its graduates groomed to defend their certificates anywhere and under all circumstances.
He decried the proliferation of quack universities who Mamman noted, dole out their certificates to the highest bidders instead of awarding degrees based on merit and performance of students.
The Vice Chancellor cited the case of ex-UMYU student who was expelled from the university due to poor academic performance but re-emerged about nine months later with a first class degree certificate from a neighbouring African country and presented himself at UMYU for employment.
“I was shocked because when we made a fact check, the boy was expelled from here due to poor academic performance. But he went another university and in nine months he came back with first class degree and he came to UMYU looking for a job.
“We advise parents to encourage their wards to seek knowledge and not certificates. There is increase in the number of quack universities and they issue their certificates on cash and carry basis and this trend has tended to increase the number of fake certificates in circulation and killing real knowledge.”
Mamman who listed some of his achievements within the first 100 days he has been in office said that, “I have purchased a molecular laboratory for the test of different diseases including COVID-19.”
According to him, “I am making efforts to solve portable water scarcity problems in the school and there is an accommodation project in which we are building thirty houses for a start as well as a lot of renovations of existing facilities. There is also the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Teaching Hospital and we have purchased vehicles for Deans of faculties and many many more in my first 100 days in office.”
The full interview will be released on Katsina City News TV channel on 31 January 2021, in the a programme tagged, “15 minutes with Danjuma Katsina” while Katsina City News magazine will run the full interview in its February 2021 edition.