The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Education has ordered vice chancellors to ensure that Federal, State and Private Universities across the country remain closed in order to contain the spread of the pandemic and keep students safe from corona virus.
The circular reads, “vice chancellors will please recall that following the ministerial directive of March 19, 2020, the NUC issued two circulars on Friday, March 20, to convey approval for the closure of institutions for a period of one month effective from Monday, March 23.”
The Federal Government made this known through a circular dated Friday, May 8 channeled to regulatory bodies and heads of commissions in the education sector.
“I am therefore to forward herewith, a copy of the circular from the Federal Ministry of Education to vice chancellors of Nigerian Universities for guidance and full compliance.”
Vice chancellors are to ignore the fake news being circulated on social media as the situation is under constant review and any decision will be conveyed through the appropriate channels.
Recall that the National University Commission on March 19, 2020 ordered the closure of tertiary institutions as part of the measures to contain the spread of COVID