2023 Elections: NUC orders closure of universities

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has directed the closure of all universities and inter-university centres between February 22nd and March 14.

NUC said there would be no academic activities during the shutdown.

The announcement was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration), Chris Maiyaki.

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According to the statement, the decision followed concerns about the security of staff, students and the universities’ properties during the general elections scheduled from February 25 – March 14.

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The Commission said the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, gave the directive following consultation with relevant security agencies.

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