The Nationwide Universities Charge (NUC) has directed vice-chancellors of universities to start out academic actions on January 18.
The Charge acknowledged that this was in accordance with the directive of the Presidential Course of Strain (PTF) workers on COVID-19.
The nation’s public universities have been closed since March 2020, following a strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the lockdown occasioned by the unfold of COVID-19.
The union suspended the strike on December 23, 2020 after the federal authorities met their requires.
The directive signed by NUC’s Deputy Authorities Secretary (Administration), Chris Maiyaki, on behalf of the Authorities Secretary, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, urged the tertiary institutions to safeguard lives by strictly adhering to all laid down protocols by the Nigeria Centre for Sickness Administration (NCDC) to curb the unfold of dread Coronavirus sickness.
“I am in order so as to add that universities on resumption of academic actions, ought to under no circumstance violate the full cycle of the semester system, in keeping with the Benchmark Minimal Academic Necessities (BMAS) accredited by the NUC, along with completely different extant top quality assurance necessities and pointers,” NUC’s assertion well-known.