Follow Due Process, ASUU Tells HIV/AIDS Cure UNIBEN Lecturer

Follow Due Process, ASUU Tells HIV/AIDS Cure UNIBEN Lecturer

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Friday advised Prof. Isaiah Ibeh of the University of Benin to follow due process in authenticating his self-acclaimed cure for HIV/AIDS.

ASUU President, Dr. Nasir Fagge, stated this in a telephone interview with Saturday PUNCH.

He explained that the university system was structured in a way that discoveries pass through a rigorous process before they are conferred with the patent of the university in question.

Fagge said this in a telephone interview with Saturday PUNCH in Abuja on Friday.

He noted that universities had research and academic development committees saddled with the responsibility of verifying claims before they are passed on to the senate where final decisions are taken.

He said, “The university has a research committee and an academic development committee. When a discovery is made, it passes through these committees to the university senate; where after a rigorous process of verification, the university can decide whether or not to confer its patent on it.

“However, an individual has the prime right to his discovery. It does not mean that he or she cannot explore other ways to patent the discovery.

“The important thing is that the university has a procedure and if a lecturer makes a discovery, he is expected to follow this procedure.

Source: Naij.com

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