JUST IN: FG orders VCs to reopen universities

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The Federal Government through the National Universities Commission (NUC) has ordered vice-chancellors to re-open schools and allow students resume lectures.

Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, in a letter to the VCs and Pro-Chancellors, asked them to ensure the campuses are reopened and normal academic and non-activities in the campuses.

NUC Director of Finance and Accounts, Sam Onazi, who signed the letter on behalf of the NUC boss, asked the VCs to ensure that ASUU members immediately resume/commence lectures, and also restore the daily activities and routines of the various University campuses.

This comes days after the National Industrial Court on September 21 ordered ASUU to call off the ongoing nationwide strike. Recall that ASUU has been on strike since February 14, 2022, to press home the demand for improved funding for universities, a review of salaries for lecturers, among other issues.