The Federal Ministry of Education (FME) has given the green light to the National Universities Commission (NUC) to reopen all universities in the country after it was shut down due to Covid-19 outbreak in Nigeria.
This was contained in a letter addressed to all Vice-chancellors and made available to ViewpointNigeria early morning of September 22nd 2020. Following the recent briefing by the presidential Task Force Team on Covid-19, to the effect in the significant decline in the reproduction number (R value) for Covid-19 has been recorded in the country, the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) has given the National Universities Commission (NUC) the go ahead to reopen universities immediately.
Recall that the ministry of education has earlier this year issued a directive to all universities to shut down with effect from 23rd March 2020 due to the global out break of the corona virus also known as Covid -19, which has keep school closed since then.
The NUC in its letter to all Vice-chancellors across the country urged them to adhere strictly to the Covid-19 safety guidelines and put all the necessary measures in place as they anticipate the return of their students.
Also contained in the letter, the NUC stated clearly that a Joint Inspection Team comprising staffs of the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) will periodically be undertaking verification visits to inspect the reopened universities and their level of compliance with quality Assurance / safety standards.
See details in the letter below:
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