East Carolina University has apologised to the Kano State government over a recent controversy regarding the appointment of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as a Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of e-governance and International Affairs by the university.
A letter of apology sent to the Kano State government by the university also acknowledged the governor’s educational accomplishments, stressing that he demonstrates credentials held by those appointed to faculty positions.
The letter signed by the Interim Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. B. Grant Hayes, said it was not the intention of the university to cause any embarrassment to the governor by its initial missive.
“I regret that this situation has caused any embarrassment, as that was not the intention of Carolina University, nor was it the reason for my letter,” it added.