The Secretary-General, Committee of Vice-Chancellors, Michael Faborode, has revealed that the tenure of some of his colleagues that were recently sacked- was due to expire on Monday, February 15.
It was reported on Saturday, February 13, that thirteen Vice-Chancellors of federal universities established by former president, Goodluck Jonathan, had been sacked by the federal government.
The universities are: Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State, Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State and Federal University, Wakari, Taraba State.
Others are Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State, Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Federal University, Ndufe-Alike, Ebonyi State and Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Federal University Gashua, Yobe State, Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State and Federal University, Kebbi.
To clarify the collective termination, Faborode, while speaking on Saturday in Abuja, said it would be harsh to affirm that nine of the 12 vice-chancellors were sacked.
He said: “The tenure of the vice-chancellors of nine of these universities expires on Feb. 15. It will be unfair to say that they were sacked; they have exhausted their tenure; when your tenure is not renewed; it does not mean you are sacked.”
“I do not know the reasons why the vice-chancellors of the other three universities were affected,” Faborode added.