FG names 42 monarchs as chancellors

The Federal Government has appointed 42 traditional rulers as chancellors and 27 other individuals as pro-chancellors of some Federal universities and inter-university centres.

Education Minister Adamu Adamu who announced the appointments said the decision was in line with the establishment of new universities and meant to replace deceased chancellors.

He said the chancellors are expected to promote morality and peaceful co-existence in the country.

Adamu said: “Mr. President has, following the establishment of additional universities, approved the appointment, reassignment of chancellors to 43 Federal universities. The exercise is intended to also replace deceased chancellors of some Federal universities…

“Let me reiterate that the chancellors shall be presented to the university community at an investiture ceremony to be organised by the university for the purpose or during the next convocation ceremony when the investiture will precede the conferment of degrees at convocation.”

He said the universities include Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi; Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and Federal University, Lafia.

The minister recalled that governing councils of 13 Federal universities were inaugurated early this year.

Some of the schools and inter-university centres include The Nigerian French Language Village, Badagry and University of Benin (UNIBEN) and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).



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