NANS Describes KASU Conferment Of PhD On President Buhari As Illegal
By Daniel Ihenetu
NANS the National Association of Nigerian Students has described as illegal the honorary degree bestowed on President Buhari by Kaduna State University (KASU) as illegal and a show of shame and demand that the president honorably relinquish such fraudulent degree.
This description came from the president of NANS, Comrade Tijani Usman. According to him, such fraudulent act will likely make foreign Universities and corporate organizations to further undermine and disregard degrees obtained from Nigerian schools.
He also stated that Kaduna State University has not graduated any PhD student in the past ten years of its establishment and is not even among the 22 universities accredited by NUC to award honorary degree.
He therefore called on the National University commission (NUC) and Academic Staff Union of Universities to sanction the university for making a mockery of Nigerian universities and contravening Section 2.0 subsection (a) of the Council of VCs Keffi declaration 2012, which prohibits the award of honorary degrees to persons holding political offices.
“We expect our leaders to be our role models by living exemplary life. How can one explain that, President Muhammadu Buhari who has not even cleared the air on his certificate saga, still went ahead to accept a fraudulent honorary degree from a university that is not authorized by National Universities Commission (NUC) to do so.”