President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of vice-chancellors for the four federal universities of education and a Federal University of Health Sciences.
Notice of the appointments was contained in a statement issued by the Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday in Abuja.
The statement was signed by Sul Ya’u Sule, the Senior Special Assistant on Public Relations and Protocol to Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, the Minister of Education.
The statement listed the Vice-Chancellors as Prof. Martins Aghaji for Federal University of Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State; and Prof. Richard King for Adeyemi University of Education, Ondo.
Others are Prof. Sadiq Abubakar for Alvan Ikoku University of Education, Owerri; Prof. Victor Awonusi for Federal University of Education, Kano; and Prof. Ibrahim Kolo for Federal University of Education, Zaria.
The statement noted that the appointment was with immediate effect.
It added that President Jonathan had also approved the appointment of Dr. Nnamdi Olebara, the Special Adviser on Media to Shekarau, as member of the Governing Council of Alvan Ikoku University of Education, Owerri.
The appointment was conveyed to Olebara in a letter signed by the Minister of Education, dated May 26.