FG orders Closure of All Tertiary Institutions, Ahead of 2023 General Election 

Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Federal Government through the National Universities Commission, NUC, has ordered all universities across the country to shutdown.

The NUC, in a letter sent to Vice-Chancellors of the Universities and Directors of Inter-University Centres, said the order was based on the directive of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

The letter, in part, reads: “As Vice-Chancellors of all Universities and Director/Chief Executive of Inter-University Centres are quite aware the 2023 General Elections have been scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 25, 2023, for the Presidential and National Assembly, and Saturday, March 11, 2023 for Gubernatorial and State Assembly, respectively.

“In view of the foregoing and concerns expressed on the security of staff, students and properties of our respective institutions, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adama Adamu, following extensive consultations with relevant security agencies, has directed all Universities and Inter-University Centres to shutdown and academic activities suspended between 22 February 22nd and March 14th, 2023.

“Consequently, Vice-Chancellors and Chief Executives of Inter-University Centres, are by this circular requested to shutdown their respective institutions from Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 to Tuesday, March 14th, 2023.”

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