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May 29, 2024

Tenure expiration: Nominate deputies that’ll succeed you – FG tells varsity VCs 

Tenure expiration: Nominate deputies that’ll succeed you - FG tells varsity VCs 

Education Minister, Professor Tahir Mamman

By Joseph Erunke, Abuja

The Federal Government has directed the National Universities Commission to inform all the Vice-Chancellors whose tenure will be completed soon to nominate through the recommendation of the Senate a Deputy Vice-Chancellor that will oversee the office of the Vice-Chancellor in a temporary capacity.

The government said the Governing Council after inauguration would appoint an Acting Vice-Chancellor for a period not less than six months during which the Council will commence the process of appointing a substantive Vice-Chancellor.

The directive was contained in a memo from the Federal Ministry of Education, dated May 28, 2024, to the NUC Executive Secretary, Chris Maiyaki. 

The memo was signed by Mrs R.G. Ilyasu, Director, University Education, on behalf of the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman. 

It reads, “I am directed to inform you to kindly disseminate the following information to all the Vice-Chancellors whose tenure will be completed soon:

“To nominate through the recommendation of the Senate a Deputy Vice- Chancellor that will oversee the office of the Vice-Chancellor in a temporary capacity.

“The Governing Council after inauguration would appoint an Acting Vice- Chancellor for a period not less than 6 months during which the Council will commence the process of appointing a substantive Vice-Chancellor.

“Please, accept the assurances of my warm regards and consideration.”