Resumption: University Students to Wait A Little Longer Following NUC Directive

After all it appears as if students in Nigerian public universities will have to wait a little longer before the gates of the universities will be thrown open if the new directive from the National University Commission is anything to go by. Students were hoping to resume academic work after the Yuletide following the suspension of a long protracted strike by their lecturers which kept them at home for close to nine months.

Premium Times report that the National Universities Commission (NUC) issued a directive to all universities to suspend academic activities due to the spread of COVID-19 as the country is currently experiencing its second wave of COVID-19 with more new cases than ever.

The latest directive stopping physical academic activities, including in private universities not affected by the ASUU strike, thus means that until a counter directive by the NUC, universities will not resume academic activities. The NUC called on vice-chancellors of universities not to allow any form of academic activities involving large crowds to be organized or hosted on their campuses.