I feel ashamed to be chancellor of universities: Kerala Governor


Arif Mohammad Khan | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kannur: Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan who locked his horns again with the state government declared that he feel ashamed to continue in the post of chancellor of universities in Kerala. He made the remark while responding to the controversy related to the appointment of Priya Varghese in Kannur University.

He was addressing the media here on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the governor upheld the government’s move to introduce a university amendment bill to curtail the chancellor’s powers.

“ There is nothing wrong in introducing such an amendment bill. The assembly has all the rights to introduce it,” he added.

Meanwhile, taking a dig at the government, the governor declared that he won’t allow nepotism in any appointments in the university.

“ Let the assembly pass any bill. But I won’t allow nepotism and favouritism in the appointment of staff in the university. The assembly has the right to amend the university act. But it doesn’t have any rights to overthrow the university’s self-governing powers,” added the governor.

He also pointed out each lapse in the universities. He took a serious note of the incidents including repetition of question papers and distribution of answer keys instead of question papers.

At the same time, he reiterated his allegations of conspiracy to attack him.


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