BREAKING: FG orders VCs to reopen universities and start lectures - VybezTV
Home » Education » BREAKING: FG orders VCs to reopen universities and start lectures

BREAKING: FG orders VCs to reopen universities and start lectures



The Federal Government, through the National Universities Commission, has directed vice-chancellors to reopen schools and allow students to resume lectures.

This is contained in a letter signed by the NUC’s Director of Finance and Accounts, Sam Onazi, on behalf of the commission’s Executive Secretary, Professor Abubakar Rasheed.

The letter, which was exclusively made available to The PUNCH on Monday, was addressed to all vice chancellors, pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing bodies of federal universities.

“Ensure that ASUU members resume lectures immediately; restore daily activities and routines at the various university campuses,” the letter said.

The Nigerian Labour Court on Wednesday ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its ongoing nationwide strike.

(ASUU had been on strike since 14 February to press for better funding for universities, a review of lecturers’ salaries and other issues.

Several meetings between ASUU and the federal government ended in a stalemate.

The federal government then went to court to challenge the strike.

Through its legal counsel, James Igwe, the government applied for an injunction restraining ASUU from taking any further steps in relation to the strike until the case is decided on the merits.


Share This On


About Joshua


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*