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DSS investigates 23 UNN staff for fraud, admission racketeering

DSS investigates 23 UNN staff for fraud, admission racketeering

No fewer than 23 members of staff of the University of Nigeria Nsukka are currently being investigated by the Directorate of State Security (DSS) over employment scam and fraud.

This was disclose on Tuesday by the outgoing Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba while responding to questions from newsmen at the end-tenure press briefing at Princess Alexandria Auditorium (PAA) of the university.

He said. “Already (UNN) we are working with the DSS on this and 23 persons are already being interrogated. There is also the issue of admission racketeering; these things did not start today, they have been there.

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“Prior to 2014, the UNN was listed as dysfunctional but today and for the third consecutive year since 2016, we are ranked by Webometrics as number one University in Nigeria, especially in the area of research.

“Our enviable position as the Best in Research publications is still very evident and among the top 1500 Universities in the world”, he said.

The 14th Vice Chancellor of the university recalled that a lot of programmes were not accredited when he came on board, saying, “Today, the story is different as over 100 academic programmes running in this university are fully accredited.

“Under my stewardship in UNN new faculties were created such as faculty of Vocational and Technical Education and Faculty of Basic Medical Science are created,” he noted.

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