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ASUU vs FG: Students Asked to Prepare For Resumption As NUC Intervenes

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The National Universities Commission {NUC} said it is collecting data from universities, to assess their readiness for the resumption of academic activities.

The commission also said that efforts are been made to resolve the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that threatens to further delay the resumption of academic activities in the universities.

The Executive Secretary of NUC, Abubakar Rasheed, said this during a press conference on the contribution of Nigerian Universities to the national respond of COVID-19 in Abuja.

Nigeria closed it Tertiary institutions along with lower school in march due to the corona virus outbreak.

The Minister of education, Mr Adamu, who was represented at the event by the deputy executive secretary academics, Suleiman Yusuf, said the commission is working with universities to discuss preparation that should be in place before reopening. According to him, universities that are not under ASUU watch can go back to classes once they have put in place all the necessary guidelines as directed by the NCDC.

“We gave a template to vice-chancellors of all universities, requesting them to suggest to us what kind of protocols and strategies they are putting in place in the various universities. We are collecting response, which have started to come in and at the end of the day, the picture will emerge to show how prepared the universities are for resumption of academic activities, he said”.

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