As part of safety strategies put in place ahead of the general election, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has ordered that universities across the country be shut down by next week.
The commission gave the order to vice chancellors of various universities in a memo signed by its Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration) for Executive Secretary, Dr Chris J. Maiyaki.
The memo dated February 3 read: “In view of the foregoing and concerns expressed on the security of staff, students and properties of the our respective institutions, the Honourable Minister of Education, Mal. Adamu Adamu has following extensive consultations with the relevant security agencies, directed that all Universities and Inter University Centres be shut down and academic activities be suspended between 22nd February and 14th March, 2023.”
NUC stated that universities should shut down from February 22 and reopned by March 14.