The National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed vice-chancellors of universities to resume academic activities on January 18, in accordance with the directive of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) team on Covid-19.
The directive was contained in a statement signed by NUC’s Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration), Chris Maiyaki, on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Professor Abubakar Rasheed.
In a statement released, Chris Maiyaki mandated officers on Grade Level 12 and below to remain at home for a period of five weeks as earlier directed by the federal government.
He urged university authorities to safeguard lives by strictly adhering to the extant safety protocols and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines, which have been communicated severally to the Nigerian University System through NUC’s circulars
“I am to add that universities on resumption of academic activities, must under no circumstance violate the full cycle of the semester system, consistent with the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) approved by the NUC, as well as other extant quality assurance standards and guidelines,” the statement added.