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NUC REVEALS DATE FOR UNIVERSITY LECTURERS TO RESUME ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

THE NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY COMMISSION (NUC) HAS REVEALED A NEW DATE FOR UNIVERSITY LECTURERS TO RESUME ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES FOLLOWING THE SUSPENSION OF A TEN-MONTH-OLD INDUSTRIAL ACTION BY THE ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITIES (ASUU).

THE NEW DATE WAS ANNOUNCED IN A STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NUC’S DEPUTY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (ADMINISTRATION), CHRIS MAIYAKI, ON BEHALF OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, PROFESSOR ABUBAKAR RASHEED WHICH DIRECTED VICE-CHANCELLORS OF UNIVERSITIES TO RESUME ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES ON THE 18TH OF JANUARY.

IN THE STATEMENT, THE NUC ADDED THAT THE DIRECTIVE WAS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DIRECTIVE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE (PTF) ON COVID-19, NOTING FURTHER THAT UNIVERSITIES MUST UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE VIOLATE THE FULL CYCLE OF THE SEMESTER SYSTEM.

IT ALSO URGED UNIVERSITIES 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 THROUGH NUC’S CIRCULARS.

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