Commission orders universities to resume on 18 January

Nigeria’s National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed vice-chancellors of universities to resume academic activities on 18 January, writes Timileyin Omilana for The Guardian Nigeria.

Public universities in the country have been closed since March 2020 after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on an indefinite strike that lasted about 10 months.

Chris Maiyaki, the NUC’s deputy executive secretary (administration), said in a statement the instruction was given in line with the directive of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on the resumption of schools across the country. Maiyaki urged universities to safeguard lives by strictly adhering to the extant safety protocols and the guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on COVID-19. He noted that the guidelines have been communicated on several occasions to university authorities.
Full report on The Guardian Nigeria site