The regulatory agency for universities in Nigeria, The National Universities Commission, NUC has ordered a closure of universities across the country, to allow students to participate in the 2023 general elections.
This was contained in a letter addressed to vice-chancellors of all universities and directors of inter-university centres, the NUC said that the directive was based on the instruction of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
The letter reads: “In view of the foregoing and concerns expressed on the security of staff, students and properties of the our respective institutions, the Honourable Minister of Education, Mal. Adama Adamu has directed that all Universities and Inter-University Centres be shut downand academic activities be suspended between 22 February and 14th March, 2023”, the letter concluded.
The forthcoming General Elections will be held on the 25th of February 2023.