The newly appointed Chancellor of the
University of Benin, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji
Muhammadu Sanusi II on Monday formally
received the letter of appointment as the
Chancellor of the University of Benin from
the Minister of Education Malam Ibrahim
Shekaurau at his palace in Kano.
In his remarks, the Emir said, “Education
should be given the priority attention, it
deserves to empower the youth to enable
them to be self-reliant and contribute
towards the development of the country.
“We should not mind the number of
universities but the quality of education the
universities give to our youth to make them
He finally commended the Federal
Government for finding him worthy of the
appointment and promised to contribute
his quota towards the development of the
The Minister of Education while speaking
said that the appointment of Emir Sanusi
followed the recent directive by President
Goodluck to the ministry to review the
appointment of chancellors of universities.
“On the recommendation of my humble
self, President Goodluck Jonathan approved
your appointment as the new Chancellor of
the University of Benin.
“This appointment is an honour done to
Kano, myself and the Emir who is the father
of all of us