NUC Gives Fresh Directive for Reopening Universities.
The Nigerian universities have beeCovid-19: Ghana Offers Citizens Free Electricity as Relief Packagen advised not to violate the full cycle of their semester academic system as schools reopen after many months of closure due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The directives were contained in a statement which copy was made available to newsmen by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Gistlover understands the directives were released as the academic commission directed vice-chancellors of universities to resume academic activities on January 18. The development is in accordance with the directive of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
The directive signed by NUC’s Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration), Chris Maiyaki, on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, urged the tertiary institutions to safeguard lives by strictly adhering to all laid down protocols by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to curb the spread of dread Coronavirus disease.
“I am to add that universities on resumption of academic activities, must under no circumstance violate the full cycle of the semester system, consistent with the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) approved by the NUC, as well as other extant quality assurance standards and guidelines,” NUC’s statement noted.