Federal Government yet to Take Decision on University Reopening-Nwajiuba

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said no decision has been taken on the reopening of tertiary institution in the country.

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba made this disclosure on Tuesday,during the Presidential Tax Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja.

However, Nwajiuba explained that universities in the country would be mandated to get clearance and procedures from the National Universities Commission (NUC) before reopening.

He also added that the Government was reviewing the guidelines as it concerns the reopening of universities nationwide.

“But at the tertiary level, that guidance will also be done in collaboration with the National Universities Commission, so that it will give clearance that we are satisfied with your performance with regards to the guideline.

“What we are doing is that we are reducing this whole gamut of documents into some measurable steps towards reopening. What that means is that the governing council of each institution will then review the guideline and benchmark it,” he added.

Despite the Federal Government yet to take a decision on school reopening of tertiary institution, some states government and tertiary institution in the country have announced date for the reopening of tertiary institutions

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