The attention of the management of Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin has been drawn to a trending report on some social media platforms purportedly credited to the Provost, Professor AbdulRaheem Yusuf, claiming that over 2000 fake NCE statement of results issued in the name of the institution has been used to secure employment in the State Civil Service, especially in SUBEB, Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) and the state Ministry of Education.
While it is a fact that the Provost granted an interview to The Herald Newspapers' correspondent on Thursday 18th June 2020, what is being reported has been misconstrued and not put in proper perspective and subjected to different interpretations from what was intended by the Provost.
Although there were cases of statement of results (not certificates) claimed to have been issued by the College in the past, with the collaboration of SUBEB, Teaching Service Commission and State Ministry of Education, some of them have been fished out as a result of the verification exercise carried out by the three agencies 2018 to further give credibility to our products and their results.
It should be stated for clarity of purpose that the issuance of certificates is the responsibility of the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) based on students graduation lists sent from the College.
The Kwara State College of Education Ilorin, which remains the oldest NCE awarding institution in Northern Nigeria, is known for the credibility of its products, who have contributed and are still contributing to all sectors of our national development, will neither discredit nor disown any of its own products, who have legitimately fulfilled all conditions required for certification.
What we have done is to reposition the College in the last two years. Consequently, we want to use this medium to state that the reference to about 2000 fake statement of results was as a result of the discovery during the verification exercise carried out by the immediate past administration in the state. The result of which assisted the college to authenticate some of the statement of results.
Therefore, reports on all media platforms contrary to this should be ignored, disregarded and discountenanced.