ACADEMIC FRAUD SCANDAL ROCKS UNICAL. LAW FACULTY, PROFESSOR DEMOTED TO GRADUATE ASSISTANT

 

There has been a twist in the Academic fraud saga surrounding the  duo of Prof Worugji and Rev. Prof. Uhuka as the Academic Fraud Investigation Committee (AFIC) Unical has recommended the demotion of Rev. Prof. Uhuka from the rank of a Professor of Law to the rank of a Graduate Assistant with immediate effect while Prof. Worugji who has refused to submit the Original of his certificates including his Ph.D degree in Law certificate to the committee is going from one committee member to the other begging as usual to be salvaged from the shame.

Information has it that Prof. Worugji faced with the present onslaught by AFIC,has written to the University of Ibadan for correction of his Ph.D certificate which was obtained in May 2010.

As at 2010 when Prof Worugji obtained his Ph.D certificate which reads”Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts”, he was informed by the then Registrar of the University of Calabar that he was not eligible for promotion to the rank of a Professor of Law because he had not “obtained a Ph.D in Law degree”.

It remains a mystery how he wangled his way and got his promotion to the rank of an Associate Professor without a Ph.D degree in 2006.

Nine years after being told that he had not obtained a Ph.D degree in Law, Prof. Worugji has started the process of having his Ph.D certificate corrected to read his area of specialization “African Law”.

It is worthy to note that African Law is not a program of study, but an area of Specialization in the academic program of Core African studies, while  A postgraduate programme in law (LLM, MPhil & Ph.D) under the NUC minimum standard for PG programme in Nigerian universities is required to be domiciled in the Faculty of Law.

Prof. Worugji clearly holds a Ph.D from the institute of African studies in the Faculty of Art, University of Ibadan as African Law is just one of the areas of specialization

*Copy of Prof. Worugji’s Ph.D certificate*

The institute of African Studies runs  a programme in CORE AFRICAN STUDIES as provided for in the institute brochure  with various areas of specialization. Which include:
1. African History
2. African Law
3. African Music
4. African Visual Arts
5. Anthropology
6. Cultural and Media studies
7. Diaspora and Transnational Studies
8. Gender studies
9. Traditional African Medicine and belief system
10. Transformation studies in Africa.

One begins to wonder if a person who obtained a Ph.D in African Studies and specialized in Tradition African Medicine and belief systems from the  Institute of African studies, University of Ibadan can become a professor of medicine in the university of Calabar? The answer obviously is No.

It is however even more fishy as the University if Ibadan where Prof Worugji obtained his PhD in African Studies also offers admission for post graduate studies in Law. Why Prof Worugj choose  to do African Studies goes to show that Prof. Worugji lacks the basic requirements to do a postgraduate degree in law.

According to our findings, Prof. Worugji was refused admission for similar reasons into the faculty of law in Obafemi  Awolowo  University. Ife and university of Ibadan.

Remember in our earlier report, we stated that Prof. Worugji claim of having obtained a B.A.(Hons)  Law from the Manchester Metropolitan University – MMU was completely false as the Qualifying Law degrees awarded from the University in Question as published on their website https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/ba-businessmanagement-with-law is as follows:

i. LL.B (Hons) – Law with a foundation year – Full time.
Ii. LL.B (Hons) – Full time, Sandwich
Iii. LL..B (Hons) – Part time

The Big question then is, where did Prof. Worugji get his own B.A.(Hons) in Law degree from when the University he claimed to have graduated from has no such Law degree.

It is worthy to note that the Manchester Metropolitan University – MMU offers none qualifying Law degree in Law course such as B.A (Hons) in Business Management with Law and B.Sc (Hons) in Forensic Psychology. However it is expressly stated that in the Manchester Metropolitan university brochure that this two courses are not Qualifying Law degrees, so therefore it is shocking how Prof. Worugji got admission to the Nigerian Law school without a qualifying Law degree.

Our independent investigation further revealed that Prof. Worugji’s WAEC is not his own, but that of a relative, hence the reason for his numerous change of name.

From the Curriculum vitea used by Prof. Worugji, he claims to have made grade 1 in WAEC, and one begins to wonder how a man wlo claims to have made Grade 1 in WAEC would leave the shores of Nigeria to study HND in Business Studies and not Law and without first obtaining OND.

What further raised curiosity is how Prof. Worugji finished his HND programme in just ONE YEAR.

The University of Calabar has however issued a stringent warning to Prof. Worugji to cooperate with the committee or face severe disciplinary actions. This was contained in a letter signed by the Registrar, Mr. Moses Abang to Prof. Worugji.

On the demotion of Rev. Prof Uhuka to the rank of a graduate assistant, it has bee discovered;

1. That Rev. Prof. Uhuka has no first degree from the university of Abuja as he claimed, but from the British America University. This is questionable.

2. That Rev. Prof. Uhuka was not called to the Nigerian Bar or any other Bar around the globe.

3. That Rev. Prof. Uhuka holds a questionable Masters of Law (LL.M) degree as the LL.M degree was obtained barely 2 weeks after obtaining his first degree.

4. That Rev. Prof. Uhuka has no Ph.D degree but records show that he is a doctoral candidate. This is also questionable.

5. That Rev. Prof Uhuka has zero University teaching experience.

6. That Rev. Prof. Uhuka has no evidence of Publication amongst others hence the recommendation for his demotion from the rank of a Professor of Law to the rank of a Graduate Assistant.

7. Further from his CV he claimed he obtained a diploma in 1980 and WAEC in 1989. Please tell us which comes first.

Rev. Uhuka has however absconded as he is no where to be found in the University due to fear of he being handed over to the Police or ICPC for further investigation.

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