Tertiary Institutions Can Reopen When COVID-19 Guidelines are in Place – FG
The federal government of Nigeria has said higher institutions in the country can resume classes once they have put the necessary COVID-19 guidelines in place Matters Arising gathered
According to the report filed by Matters Arising correspondent via the statement which was made by, Suleiman Yusuf, the deputy executive secretary of academics for the National Universities Commission (NUC), at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, August 4, Premium Times reported.
He said the commission is working with universities to discuss preparations that should be in place before reopening of the tertiary institutions.
Another official of the NUC, Abubakar Rasheed, who serves as the executive secretary of the commission stated that the agency is already collecting data from universities to assess their preparedness to resume academic activities.
He also disclosed that the NUC is trying to mediate with the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) to resolve the strike by university lecturers recall that the Nigerian government closed its tertiary institutions along with lower schools in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Meanwhile, the federal government has disclosed that it has begun disinfecting 19,000 unity schools as students head back to classes.