According to reports from Leadership Newspapers, the Joint Campus Committee (JCC) of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has endorsed the sacking of vice chancellors of 12 federal universities and that of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), saying it was done legally.
The students disclosed this at the weekend in Abuja in a press conference addressed by Comrade Daniel Dansho and Comrade Joshua Ariyo, JCC chairmen of Plateau and Oyo zones respectively.
The students also said that the sack of the vice chancellors was in accordance with the provisions of Universities (miscellaneous provisions) Decree no 11 of 1993.
“We believed that the sack of the vice chancellors of the 13 universities was done according to the law,” they said. “The Universities Act does not have provision for elongation or renewal of tenure of vice chancellors,” the students said.
“It is important to say that vice chancellors as head of the country’s higher institutions of learning should not be seen to be manipulating our laws to suit their whims and caprices,” they said.
The students said “those who are deceived into blindly misjudging the actions of the honourable minister of Education should seek for more knowledge on public service rules and regulations. They should stop heating the polity by their apparent disregard to the laws of the land.”