The Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian universities, CPCNU, has called on President Bola Tinubu to revisit the pending report of the Federal Government Negotiation Committee set up by the previous administration.
The committee made the call in a communique issued in Abuja by CPCNU Secretary General, Prof. Yakubu Ochefu, at the end of the body’s 99th regular meeting.
Ochefu said the regular meeting of the committee brought together Pro-Chancellors from 50 federal universities.
He said that the Committee of Pro-Chancellors, CPC, had constituted two Ad hoc committees to deal with some thematic issues such as alternative funding of universities and university autonomy.
”The meeting discussed various issues pertaining to the state of affairs and wellbeing of the Nigerian university system and strategies for sustaining the proper conduct of academic activities in Nigerian universities.
”Members of the CPC congratulate President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima on their inauguration as President and Vice President, respectively. CPC looks forward to working closely with the administration to realise its vision for the tertiary education sub-sector.
”The Pro-Chancellors salute the affirmation of Mr President to uphold the sanctity of university autonomy and create the right and enabling environment for teaching, learning and research.
”CPC looks forward to working closely with the government to sustain this vision and ensure that the existing laws in this direction are firmly upheld,” he said.
He commended the President for agreeing to increase funding to education, through the new Students Loan Act, which was signed into Law on June 11, to create broad access for more qualified Nigerians to benefit from tertiary education.
He said the committee would work with the new administration to further discuss with the federal government to fine-tune the novel initiative.