Commission issues new directives on reopening of universities

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released new directives to vice-chancellors of Nigerian universities for the safe reopening of higher education institutions following a significant decline in the number of recorded cases, reports This Day.

The NUC directive was contained in a memo addressed to the vice-chancellors, signed by its director, Executive Secretary’s Office, Chris Maiyaki, obtained by journalists in Abuja last Tuesday. The commission directed universities to conclude their resumption arrangements in line with the guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), as well as other existing NUC assurance and guidelines.

“Universities should expect inspection visits from staffs of the commission and the Ministry of Education for on-the-spot inspections of physical facilities such as the lecture theatres, accommodation, healthcare facilities … Universities must continue to adhere to the safety protocols and the NCDC guidelines which are very much in force,” the memo said.
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