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Sunday, August 23, 2020

"Tertiary Institutions Will Reopen Very Soon" - Minister for Education


Minister of State for education, Prof Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, has said that tertiary institutions in the country will reopen very soon.
Tertiary institutions in the country has been closed since March when the government ordered that they be shut down to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
In a program on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Saturday, Nwajuiba said “Tertiary institutions across the country will open very soon.”
“Private universities have written us, requesting that they are allowed to reopen ahead of public institutions. Vice-chancellors have also requested that we allow them to reopen for their students in exit classes.
“We have also a lot of calls from bodies who want us to resolve the industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities before reopening because some public schools which are not ASUU-prone want to take the advantage of the strike to move ahead, but that would destroy our public schools. So, we are working on all these calls,” he said.
He said the National Universities Commission (NUC) will do a comprehensive check on the state of the institutions before they reopen just as he called on ASUU to call of their strike because their grievances have been resolved.

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