The Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdukareem, has appealed to Nigerian lecturers to shun any form of academic dishonesty.
The VC made the appeal during the week in Ilorin at an interactive session on promotion guidelines for academic staff of the university.
He condemned the unnecessary recycling of old works to produce substandard journals in desperation for career progression adding that the essence of the interactive session was to explain to the academic staff of the university the new rules for promotion.
“Once the rules are met, no one will be denied his or her promotion; nobody will change the rules in the middle of the game,” the VC stated.
Prof. Abdukareem gave an assurance that the university would continue to respond to changes in the university system while the rules would be dynamic to conform with international best practices.
He, however, appealed to members of staff who may not be favoured by the rules at a particular time not to be discouraged by such temporary set-back so as not to impede future opportunities.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapter of the institution, Dr. Usman Raheem, commended the committee for a very proactive reaction to the yearnings of the university’s academic staff over the years.
Raheem said the innovations would reduce tension in the system and also promote intellectual productivity.