FG withdraws order to reopen varsities

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Sequel to the order given to vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors and governing councils to re-open federal universities, the National Universities Commission (NUC), has withdrew the order.

Recall earlier that a circular tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 was addressed to all vice-chancellors; pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities ordering them to re-open universities, according to the PUNCH.

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But in another circular tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/136, which was also signed by the Director, Finance and Account of the NUC, Sam Onazi, the commission withdrew the order.

Though it did not explain why. The letter tagged, “withdrawal of circular NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 dated September 23, 2022” partly read, “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.

“Consequently, the said circular stands withdrawn.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.”

Neptune Prime last Wednesday, September 21, 2022 reported that the National Industrial Court (NIC) had ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its seven-month strike but the order was not adhered to by the Union hence appealed the judgement given by the court.

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