Minister Says Tertiary Institutions Will Resume Soon

The Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has assured Nigerian students languishing at their homes that tertiary institutions across the country will reopen very soon.
Nwajiuba disclosed this during an NTA programme on ‘Nigeria Policy Brief on Education and COVID-19’, that he has received calls from private universities and public universities for reopening of tertiary institutions in the country.
He then said he would articulate the situation report from the National Universities Commission, NUC, and other regulatory bodies of various tertiary institutions and present to the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19 for evaluation.
The Minister appealed to Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) to call-off the strike because the issues they came on board with have been resolved, more or less.
He however said that other request under the MoU which has not been done is the needs assessment, he said the reason behind it is that some of the needs assessment projects have not been completed because many of the contractors didn’t finish the work they were asked to do.

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