COVID-19: NUC directs varsities to reopen Jan 18

The National University Commission, NUC, has directed all universities across the country to reopen for academic activities on 18th January.

The announcement was in compliance with the directive of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

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Recall that the Academic Staff Union of Universities called off its nine-month strike on December 23 after series of meetings between the union and the representatives of the federal government.

The announcement of the suspension of the strike was made by the union’s president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi at the University of Abuja.

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The NUC in a statement by its Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration), Chris Maiyaki, on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, obtained on Friday morning said any further developments would be communicated to Universities accordingly.

The commission, however, directed officers on Grade Level 12 and below to remain at home for a period of five weeks as earlier directed by the Federal Government.

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