The Federal Government has withdrawn the order mandating vice-chancellors of universities to reopen closed universities due to the ongoing ASUU Strike.
In a circular issued on Monday, the National Universities Commission (NUC), in a circular on Monday mandated vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors, and governing councils to re-open federal universities following months of closure due to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)’s strike.
But on the same day, the NUC issued another circular, tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/136, in which it withdrew the order.
“I have been directed to withdraw the NUC Circular Ref: NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135, and dated September 23, 2022, on the above
Subject,” the circular, signed by the Director, Finance, and Account of the NUC, Sam Onazi, read.
“Consequently, the said circular stands withdrawn. All pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils, as well as vice-chancellors of federal universities, are to please note.
“Further development and information would be communicated to all relevant stakeholders. Please, accept the assurances of the Executive Secretary’s warmest regards.”