Universities can reopen when COVID-19 guidelines are in place – FG

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Peter Ayoade, Ibadan

The Federal Government has said universities in the country can resume lectures once they have put the necessary COVID-19 precautions in place.

The statement was made by, Suleiman Yusuf, the deputy executive secretary academics of the National Universities Commission (NUC), at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, August 4.

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 Nigerians government closed its tertiary institutions along with lower schools in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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