Vice-Chancellors of universities in eight African countries called on Nigeria's Head of State, General Gowon, last Monday (15 June).
Vice-Chancellors of universities in eight African countries called on Nigeria's Head of State, General Gowon, last Monday (15 June). They are in Lagos to discuss development of higher education in Africa and to establish closer co-operation.
The Vice-Chancellors' meeting was to have started on the same day, but was postponed. The delegates represent the U.A.R., Liberia, sudan, Congo-Kinshasa, Morocco, Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria.
Among the subjects on their agenda is the state of unrest among students. Their arrival in Lagos coincided with the appointment of a three-man panel to investigate the administration of Lagos and Ibadan Universities. The team, headed by High Court Judge Mohammed Bello, was appointed after the violent demonstrations by students in nearly all Nigerian universities earlier this year; their grievances ranged from alleged poor catering services to maltreatment by the university dons.