The National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed all universities to suspend all academic activities following the resurgence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
The directive was issued in a circular signed by Chris Maiyaki, NUC Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration).
The commission particularly directed vice-Chancellors of universities not to allow any form of academic activities involving large crowds to be organized or hosted on their campuses.
It further directed that universities should remain closed during this intervening period, pending further directives by FG on the reopening of schools.
The circular read: ”Vice-Chancellors are to please note that the directive is part of the measures approved by Mr. President to mitigate the second wave of Coronavirus infections in the country.
“The affected officers are expected to perform their duties from home while those on GL 13 and above should strictly adhere to the extant preventive measures, including maintenance of physical distancing, regular washing of hands and/or sanitizing of hands, wearing of face masks and reducing the number of visitors to offices.”
The directive by the NUC comes only days after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended its nine-month old strike.