The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Thursday said the Federal Government is examining petitions against the appointments of new vice-chancellors for 13 Federal Universities, including National Open University of Nigeria.
Adamu, made the this known while answering questions from newsmen on the side-lines of the Inauguration of Annual School Census in Abuja on Thursday.
It would be recalled that Adamu recently announced the appointments of the vice-chancellors, an action, criticised by many stakeholders.
He said that government’s pronouncements could not be reversed simply because people protested against them.
“Do you reverse government’s decision simply because somebody has criticised them?
“ I do not think there is any decision of government that goes down well with everyone in the country.
“The ministry has received representations from people who feel like this and we are looking at it,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, Adamu said that the essence of the school census lay in the fact that data was needed for proper planning and running of schools.
According to him, the inauguration is being done in all states and the Federal Capital Territory.