NUC Order Universities To Remain Closed Despite Suspension Of Strike

Despite the suspension of the 9-months strike action by the Academic staff union of universities (ASUU), the National University commission (NUC), has ordered that all academic activities be put to a stop by universities in the country.

The commission gave the order amidst the
increasing cases of the corona virus in the
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 directives which were contained in a circular signed by the executive secretary of the agency, Chris Maiyaki, instructs vice-chancellors of universities that classrooms, hostel accommodation, conferences and seminars are to be put on hold.

Maiyaki said, “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.”

It also directs universities to remain closed and await further instructions.

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