FG orders Vice Chancellors to ensure universities remain closed
The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Education ordered the vice chancellors to ensure that the country’s federal, state and private universities remain closed to keep students and university communities safe from the coronavirus.
This directive was from the National Commission of Universities (NUC) through a circular from the Director, Office of the Office of the Executive Secretary, Chris Maiyaki.
The circular reads: “The vice-rectors will remember that, following the ministerial directive of March 19, 2020, the NUC issued two circulars on Friday, March 20, to transmit the approval of the closure of the institutions for a period of one month from Monday , 23 of March.
“The Federal Ministry of Education has subsequently ordered on Friday, March 8, that all schools remain closed, as the Federal Government closely follows the evolution of the containment of COVID-19.
The vice chancellors must ignore the false news circulating on social networks, since the situation is under constant review and any decision will be transmitted through the appropriate channels.
“Therefore, I must send a copy of the circular from the Federal Ministry of Education to the vice-rectors of Nigerian universities for guidance and full compliance.”
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Recall that the National University Commission, on March 19, ordered the closure of tertiary institutions as part of the measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
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