Richard Ginika Izuora
The Nigerian University Commission, NUC, on Friday, January 8, directed University Lecturers to resume academic activities on January 18.
The directive is coming after the suspension of a ten-month-old industrial action; by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The new date was announced in a statement issued by the NUC’s Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration), Chris Maiyaki, on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Professor Abubakar Rasheed.
According to the NUC, the directive was in accordance with the directive of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19; noting further that Universities must under no circumstance violate the full cycle of the semester system.
It also urged universities to safeguard lives by strictly adhering to the extant safety protocols; and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines; which have been communicated severally through NUC’s circulars.