NUC Orders Shutdown Of Universities For General Elections

Date: 09-02-2023 2:09 pm (1 year ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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Universities across the country have been directed by the National Universities Commission, NUC, to be shut down from February 22 to March 14, 2023,  for students to partake in the general polls. A circular to that effect was signed by the Deputy Executive Secretary, Dr Chris Mayaki and sent to all vice-chancellors.

“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 25th February 2023, for the Presidential and National Assembly, and Saturday 1st March 2023 for Gubernatorial and State Assembly, respectively.

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

“Consequently, Vice-Chancellors and chief executives of inter -university centres, are by this Circular requested to shut down their respective Institutions from Wednesday 22nd February 2023 to Tuesday 14th March 2023.

“Please, accept the renewed assurances of the Executive Secretary ‘s highest regurds for your understanding and unwavering cooperation”,'
the letter from the NUC  There have been calls from the public for closure of tertiary institutions to enable students to vote during the 2023 elections. The data from the Independent National Electoral Commission reveals that over 26 million students are currently registered in it’s register.


Posted: at 9-02-2023 02:09 PM (1 year ago) | Addicted Hero
- fineboy77 at 9-02-2023 02:28 PM (1 year ago)
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VERY GOOD !!!!!! My Dad worked with NUC, and its good to see that you guys are still doing great.

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