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Federal Government Updates on reopening of Universities



The Minister of Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, on Monday, gave updates on reopening of tertiary institutions within the country.

Nwajiuba, speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID today, said they need had discussions with groups pressurising the govt to reopen universities, polytechnics and colleges of education..

He noted that COVID-19 remains virulent, while mandatory guidelines haven’t been put in situ by the institutions yet.

“We have reviewed responses from about 78 universities already, most of which are private universities who are insistent that they’re able to go.

“From the state-owned universities, we’ve a 50-50 response and that we are working to upscale that and confirm that everyone is really able to go,” the Minister said.

Nwajiuba, however, expressed optimism that the institutions would soon be reopened, but said he wouldn’t bandy dates around.

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