The National Universities Commission, NUC, has ordered the closure of all universities in Nigeria the country over coronavirus. The action, according to the universities’ regulatory body, was intended to prevent further spread of disease which has recorded 12 cases so far in the country.
NUC’s Deputy Executive Secretary, Suleiman-Ramon Yusuf, said in a circular, Friday.
“As part of the measures to contain and prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) throughout the country, approval has been granted for the closure of all schools,” The circular said the school closure will commence from Monday, March 23, 2020, and will last for a period of one month.
Recall that the government had on Thursday, March 19, 2020, ordered the closure of all the 104 Unity Schools in the country from Thursday, March 26, 2020, to prevent the spread of coronavirus