Vice-Chancellors of universities in Nigeria have been directed by the National Universities Commission to stop academic activities amid increasing COVID-19 cases.
The directive was signed by the Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration), Chris Maiyaki.
Maiyaki in the circular released on Friday noted that classrooms, hostel accommodation, conferences and seminars are to be put on hold.
Maiyaki directed the universities to remain closed and await further instructions.
“Vice-Chancellors are to please note that the directive is part of the measures approved by Mr President to mitigate the second wave of Coronavirus infections in the country.”
“The affected officers are expected to perform their duties from home while those on GL 13 and above should strictly adhere to the extant preventive measures”, he said.
Recall that the Federal Government on December 22 ordered civil servants on GL 12 and below to stay at home for five weeks.
The development was disclosed in a statement released by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.
Mustapha further stated that restrictions have been placed on social and religious gatherings for five weeks.