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Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by AnonPoet: 8:51am On Feb 11
President Bola Tinubu has warned Nigerian universities against indiscriminate award of honorary degrees, saying that it undermines the very core values of academic integrity and must be discontinued.

In a recent communication, President Tinubu brings attention to the issue of universities awarding honorary degrees without sufficient scrutiny. The President highlights the need for universities to carefully assess individuals before bestowing such significant recognition.

Tinubu, expressed his cautionary advice during the joint occasion of the graduation ceremonies for the sixth, seventh, and eighth batches of students from the Federal University of Lafia (FULafia), which took place in Lafia, the capital city of Nasarawa State, yesterday.

The Acting Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Mr. Chris Jibreel-Maiyaki, on behalf of the president, clarified that degrees are granted to individuals who demonstrate both exemplary character and learning.

In his viewpoint, he asserted that honorary degrees ought to be bestowed upon deserving Nigerians who have made significant contributions to the advancement of society. He stated that academic proficiency and professional education are only a small part of the criteria necessary to construct a robust and thriving nation.

He said: “Moral training and ethical standards must be coupled with the best form of academic development for universities to fulfill their purpose.

“Therefore, universities’ management and the general environments of teaching and learning must model the highest standard of integrity, probity and moral discipline.

“In this connection, I must draw your attention to the tendency of some institutions to devalue the quality of their degrees by giving out honorary doctorate degrees indiscriminately against the common universities’ community practice.”

President Tinubu has additionally committed to consistently and optimistically address the requirements of universities and their communities, in an effort to restructure and improve outcomes effectively.

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by immortalcrown(m): 9:03am On Feb 11
What makes such an award indiscriminate?

His advice is good. But let's take a look at how his points apply to him.

AnonPoet:
President Tinubu brings attention to the issue of universities awarding honorary degrees without sufficient scrutiny. The President highlights the need for universities to carefully assess individuals before bestowing such significant recognition.
The way he was scrutinized before he became a president?


AnonPoet:
In his viewpoint, he asserted that honorary degrees ought to be bestowed upon deserving Nigerians who have made significant contributions to the advancement of society.
This is subjective.


AnonPoet:
He stated that academic proficiency and professional education are only a small part of the criteria necessary to construct a robust and thriving nation.
No wonder he got his certificate in a questionable manner.


AnonPoet:
He said: “Moral training and ethical standards must be coupled with the best form of academic development for universities to fulfill their purpose
This is called, "Follow my words, not my steps".

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by ginics: 9:15am On Feb 11
Things dey really happen in this corn3 sha

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by mbaise1000: 9:19am On Feb 11
After looking at this, I remember that the role model of these people is a certain "prophet" who took and enjoyed other people's wives while alive, and before he died, he told his followers that his god told him and ordered that no man will touch or go near his own widows, which were many and very young and very beautiful.

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by Klington: 10:49am On Feb 11
grin grin grin grin

Imagine..................

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by DankemzI(m): 10:49am On Feb 11
Incredible grin grin grin


President Bola Tinubu has warned Nigerian universities against indiscriminate award of honorary degrees, saying that it undermines the very core values of academic integrity and must be discontinued.

Dear Tinubu you attended a secondary school before the school was established, your acclaimed Chicago certs is not credible,... Please stop to shalaye, just make things better we're hungry cry cry

E be pa wa ooo

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by Yakhi84: 10:50am On Feb 11
Coming from someone with a questionable Nepa Bill...

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by Trophy12: 10:50am On Feb 11

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by owiko(m): 10:51am On Feb 11
So na indiscriminate awarding of honorary degrees the crash the economy back-to-back?
Wonderment!

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by Emman08: 10:51am On Feb 11
What kind of irony is this? This is a man who's degree is disputed. Who is going to pronounce the honorary degree recipients as deserving? The APC government?
Government is dabling into everything it should not, and running away from all it's core responsibilities.

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by GboyegaD(m): 10:51am On Feb 11
He talking about "moral training and ethical standards" makes me wonder his justification to say such knowing how the election that brought him in was filled with all forms of malpractices.

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by Anguldi(m): 10:51am On Feb 11
tongue

Dr Yekini Amoda Ogunlere undecided


Face governance delivery and stop diverting our attention. Yeye failure

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by Aremwayne: 10:52am On Feb 11
Werey that doesn’t have a degree himself. grin

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by Mindlog: 10:52am On Feb 11
Same man who awarded himself secondary school certificate from Oluwole....incredible!. cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by Spuggie: 10:53am On Feb 11
Do as I say and not as I do.

Bloody hypocrite

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by Balkan(m): 10:54am On Feb 11
Criminal

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by pandoragirigory: 10:54am On Feb 11
As expected Peter girigory Obi people are have started wailing, bickering and blabbering again on that harmless advice, they are embittered and bereaved, always mourning over their losses

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by bluefilm: 10:54am On Feb 11
Chicago State University should take note of this warning immediately

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by AMAUCHESKY(m): 10:57am On Feb 11
Smile
Bad addiction is like bad politician that won't leave power unless death comes..contact me via my signature let's help you out
Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by RepoMan007: 10:59am On Feb 11
Lol.
Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by UptownVibes(m): 11:00am On Feb 11
See who dey talk grin Clown!

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by goldust777: 11:00am On Feb 11
I don't believe tinubu said this because it is obvious self mockery of himself

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by EmekaBlue(m): 11:00am On Feb 11
What of Chieftancy title?! undecided
Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by Prigidypogodo(f): 11:02am On Feb 11
pandoragirigory:
As expected Peter girigory Obi people are have started wailing, bickering and blabbering again on that harmless advice, they are embittered and bereaved, always mourning over their losses
I'm watching you
Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by tishbite43: 11:02am On Feb 11
The Tinubu clan are clowns

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by mazinaija: 11:02am On Feb 11
Coming from a certificate forger. Nothing Musa no go see for gate

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by aikyg(m): 11:04am On Feb 11
Noted!
Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by Inspirer1: 11:05am On Feb 11
I expect him to have asked them why are they just organising convocation for 3 sets of graduates, if they had any challenge then assist them with it. Honorary is at the discretion of the University governing board and the University authority....its like telling me you can entertain your guest but don't feed him o...

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by Farki: 11:06am On Feb 11
The certificate bandit is in no position to complain about someone else's degree. grin

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by Menclothing: 11:07am On Feb 11
Standard norm all over the world

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Re: Tinubu Warns Universities against Indiscriminate Award of Honorary Degrees by Angelfrost(m): 11:10am On Feb 11
Sigh... Just look at page 1 of this thread and the comments there.


Buhari no collect half of these insults in his 2 tenures o.

Una no just wan cut this man any slack at all. undecided

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