A former Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Prof. Sebastian Maimako on Sunday said he had no regrets serving the institution for five years.
Maimako, who ended his five year non-renewable tenure last month stated this in an interview with The PUNCH on Sunday after a thanksgiving service, which was held at the St Mary Catholic Church, Lu’ukwo in Quaaapan Local Government Area of Plateau State to mark the completion of his tenure.
Maimako said, “I have taken my exit as VC and I am celebrating the mercy of God. I am grateful to God because the last five years of my tenure as UNIJOS VC have been very eventful and impactful .
“Though there were challenges, It was God that helped us to achieve all the things we were able to achieve despite the challenges.
“I can tell you I have no regrets serving as UNIJOS VC and my desire is that my successor would build on the legacies we left behind so as to take the university to greater heights.”
Governor Simon Lalong who attended the thanksgiving service said the people of Goemai ethnic nationality and Plateau State were proud of the former VC for not letting them down throughout his tenure
He noted that under Maimako’s leadership as the 9th VC of UNIJOS, so much was achieved in research, teaching, infrastructural development, campus harmony and breakthroughs in academic grants.
Lalong said the testimony of both staff, students, regulatory bodies and many who have had contact with the institution during his stewardship affirmed that he was prudent, transparent, fair, kind and just.
“If the former VC has not done well, we won’t be here to celebrate with him. It is the kind of courage he exhibited while in office that we need to get things done as leaders,” he said.