FG orders Universities to suspend academic activities Due To Covid-19:

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Vice-Chancellors of Universities directed by the National Universities Commission to suspend academic activities involving crowds on their colleges.

This order came three days after the Academic Staff Union of Universities suspended its nine-month-old nationwide strike.

According to the source, the Federal Government, had also issued a circular directing Officers on Grade Level 12 and below to stay at home for a period of five weeks, effective from Wednesday December, 23 2020, following the resurgence in the number of COVID-19 cases.

The NUC in a circular by its Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration), Chris Maiyaki, seen by the PUNCH, said classrooms, hostel accommodation, conferences and symposium should be suspended.

NUC also ordered universities should remain CLOSED for a period of time pending further directives by goverment on schools resumption.


Maiyaki added, “Vice-Chancellors are to please note that the directive is part of the measures approved by Mr. President to mitigate the second wave of coronavirus infections in the country.

“The affected officers are expected to perform their duties from home while those on GL13 and above should strictly adhere to the extant preventive measures, including maintenance of physical distancing, regular washing of hands and/or sanitizing of hands, wearing of face masks and reducing the number of visitors to offices.”

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