2023 Elections: Buhari's Govt Directs Closure of All Universities, Gives Duration

2023 Elections: Buhari's Govt Directs Closure of All Universities, Gives Duration

  • National Universities Commission on Thursday, February 9, directed the closure of all schools starting from Wednesday, February 22
  • NUC in a statement seen by Dele Momodu, said the directive is for the safety of students, staff, and properties of schools
  • The closure which is to last for a month will expire on Wednesday, March 22, after gubernatorial and state assembly elections

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Ahead of the general elections, the federal ministry of education has directed that all universities be closed.

The directive was issued on Thursday, February 9, by the minister, Adamu Adamu, The Cable reports.

The notice is contained in a statement from the National Universities Commission (NUC).

Buhari, NUC's directive
NUC said the decision is in the interest of students and staff members of schools (Photo: Buhari Sallau, delemomoduovation)
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According to the directive seen by Dele Momodu, the schools will remain closed from Wednesday, February 22 to Wednesday, March 22.

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The decision to close the institution was in the interest of the safety of students, staff, and properties on campuses during the elections.

The notice read in part:

"...in view of the foregoing and concerns expressed on the security of staff, students and properties of our respective institutions, the Honourable Minister of Education, Mal. Adamu Adamu has, following extensive consultations with the relevant security agencies, directed that all Universities and Inter-University Centres be shut down and academic activities be suspended between 22 February and 14th March 2023.
"Consequently, Vice-Chancellors, as well as Directors/Chief Executives of inter-university centres, are by this Circular requested to shut down their respective Institutions from Wednesday 22 February 2023 to Tuesday 14th March 2023."

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He said this on Tuesday, February 8th, 2023, in Abuja while delivering a keynote at the public sensitisation on peaceful co-existence and the need to have hitch-free elections, organised by the Abuja National Mosque Da’awah and Welfare Foundation (ANMDWF).

Source: Legit.ng

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