The National Universities Commission (NUC) has issued new directives to vice-chancellors of Nigerian for reopening of universities.
This was contained in a memo addressed to the vice chancellors and signed by Chris Maiyaki, Director, Directorate of the NUC Executive Secretary’s Office, on Tuesday.
Universities in the country have been closed since March due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
According to the memo, universities are to ensure that their resumption arrangements in line with the guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
The memo partly read: “Universities should expect inspection visits from staffs of the commission and the Ministry of Education for on-the-spot inspections of physical facilities such as the lecture theatres, accommodation, healthcare facilities.
“Universities must continue to adhere to the safety protocols and the NCDC guidelines which are very much in force.”
The commission warned Universities not to violate the full cycle of the semester system, consistent with NUC approved ‘Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard’ for any reason.