,

Jonathan Jansen Set To Step Down As Vice Chancellor And Rector Of The University Of The Free State


Judge Ian van der Merwe, chairperson of the UFS council confirmed in a statement that Jansen will take up an invitation to be a Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Behavioural Sciences at Stanford University in the US in September 2016.

“The fellowship, which was awarded to him earlier this year, is an opportunity for him to further advance his career as an internationally renowned academic in education,” the statement said.

Van der Merwe said Jansen’s departure was a great loss for the university.

ALSO READ  The Dangerous Ingredients in Our Food

Jansen’s move comes a few months after UFS student protesters called for him to step down.

In an exclusive interview with News24 in April, Jansen denied rumours that he was stepping down. “I am not going anywhere. These speculations about me leaving have gone on forever. I receive e-mails every day asking me if I am leaving,” he said.

Jansen was appointed as Rector and Vice Chancellor in July 2009.

 

Source: Destinyconnect

Loading...

What do you think?

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading…