VARSITY STUDENTS ASKED TO GET READY FOR RESUMPTION

The National Universities Commission {NUC} has stated that it is collecting data from all Nigerian universities in order to ascertain their level of  preparedness for the resumption of academic activities which was halted since March as a result of the outbreak of Coronavirus.

The commission further states that effort is been made to resolve the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which is perceived to be a big setback and will further delay the resumption of academic activities in the universities if not resolved.

This was disclosed by the  Executive Secretary of NUC, Abubakar Rasheed, during a press conference on the contribution of Nigerian Universities to the National Response on COVID-19 in Abuja.

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Also speaking at the event,  Minister of education, Mr Adamu, who was represented by the deputy executive secretary academics, Suleiman Yusuf, said the commission is working with universities to discuss preparation that should be in place before resumption. He said universities that are not under ASUU watch can resume so long as they have adhered to necessary protocols and guidelines as directed by the NCDC.

His statement reads: “We gave a template to vice-chancellors of all universities, requesting them to suggest to us what kind of protocols and strategies they are putting in place in the various universities. We are collecting response, which have started to come in and at the end of the day, the picture will emerge to show how prepared the universities are for resumption of academic activities”.

Emmanuel Ndubueze

A telecompreneur and ambassador of good governance.
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