Government warns university councils against interference

With a stern warning to members of the governing councils of Nigeria’s universities to steer clear of the day-to-day management of their institutions, Minister of Education Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufai last Thursday inaugurated the chairs and council members of four federal universities in Abuja, writes Mohammed Abubakar for The Guardian.

The councils included those of the University of Lagos, University of Benin, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, and Obafemi Awolowo University.

Decrying the failure of governance in most universities, the minister tasked the members of the new governing councils to work towards academic excellence, saying that the former councils of the universities had not served out their terms of office, as a result of issues that were detrimental to good governance of the institutions.
Full report on The Guardian Nigeria site