2023: NUC Orders Closure Of All Nigerian Universities For Elections
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has ordered a closure of all universities in Nigeria for 2023 general elections.
This was contained in a letter addressed to vice-chancellors of all universities and directors of inter-university centres.
According to the letter, NUC ordered closure of all universities from February 22 to March 14, to enable students to participate in the 2023 general elections.
The regulatory agency noted that the directive was based on the directive of the minister of education, Adamu Adamu.
The letter 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 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 damuhas 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 read.
KanyiDaily recalls that Nigerian singer, Paul Okoye haf questioned why universities were still open during the collection of voters card.