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COVID-19: NUC Orders Suspension of Academic Activities in Universities

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has called on Vice-Chancellors of universities not to allow any form of academic activities involving large crowds to be organized or hosted on their campuses.

Following a resurgence in the number of COVID-19 reported cases, the Federal Government, had on Tuesday, issued a circular directing Officers on Grade Level 12 and below to stay at home for a period of five weeks, effective from Wednesday, 23rd December, 2020.

NUC, in a circular signed by Chris Maiyaki, Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration), which PRNigeria obtained, said classrooms, hostel accommodation, conferences and seminars should be suspended.

It further directed that universities should remain closed during this intervening period, pending further directives by FG on the reopening of schools.

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