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FG withdraws order to reopen varsities

CITIZENS COMPASS– THE Federal Government of Nigeria, through the National Universities Commission, has withdrawn its circular which ordered vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors and governing councils to re-open federal universities.

In a circular, the NUC had directed all vice-chancellors; pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities to re-open universities. The development had however, been greeted with criticism

But on Monday afternoon, NUC issued 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 was tagged, “withdrawal of circular NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 dated September 23, 2022” partly reads, “I have been directed to withdraw the NUC Circular Ref: NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135, and dated September 23, 2022 on the above.

“Consequently, the said circular stands withdrawn.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”

The Punch 

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