Vice Chancellors Meet To Consider FG’s Directive On Reopening Universities

Vice Chancellors Meet To Consider FG’s Directive On Reopening Universities


Fatimah Idera

In response to the directive to reopen schools for academic activities by the Federal government, the vice-chancellors of Federal Universities in the country have said they would have to hold a meeting with their pro-chancellors to review the Federal Government order.

The Secretary-General of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, Professor Yakubu Ochefu on Monday, said the meeting would enable them to take a joint decision about the directive.

Yakubu Ochefu confirmed the authenticity of the Vice-Chancellors receiving the circular from the Federal Government through the National Universities Commission to reopen schools, saying the same letter is also directed to the pro-chancellors of the federal universities.

He added that whenever such a letter is received, both vice-chancellors and the pro-chancellors of universities would convene a joint meeting to review the letter and then take a position.

Also, the committee confirmed that the Director of Finance and Account who signed the letter acted on behalf of the Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof Abubakar Raseed, who is not in the country.

However, “the meeting would take place hopefully, tomorrow (Tuesday) or on Wednesday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory”.

This meeting is concerned only with the Federal universities since the Federal Government is not the proprietor of the state-owned universities and more so that their proprietors have already told them what to do.


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