National President of NANS, Comrade Tijani Usman Shehu, in a letter to the minister, dated April 27, 2016, explained that the ultimatum became necessary following the failure of the minister to take advantage of the window of opportunities provided by Nigerian students to resolve the issue amicably.
In the letter, which was entitled, “NANS Demands Immediate Reinstatement of the Vice Chancellors of 13 Federal Universities Within Fourteen Days,” the students described the refusal of the minister to reinstate the sacked Vice Chancellors as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari as nothing but, “A bold-faced attempt to politicise our Universities and arrest academic progression by the jugular and we have vowed to stiffly resist this.”
Describing the sack of the 13 Vice Chancellors as unilateral and unconstitutional, the students noted that the action is unhealthy for the Nigerian educational system.
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