The National Universities Commission, NUC wants universities to stop all forms of academic activities involving large crowds on their campuses on fears of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following a resurgence in the number of COVID-19 reported cases, the Federal Government, had on Tuesday, issued a circular directing Officers on Grade Level 12 and below to stay at home for a period of five weeks, effective from Wednesday, 23rd December, 2020.
In a circular signed by Chris Maiyaki, Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration), underlying its fears, NUC wants academic activities including conferences and seminars suspended.
It further directed that universities should remain closed during the intervening period, pending further directives by FG on the reopening of schools.
“Vice-Chancellors are to please note that the directive is part of the measures approved by Mr. President to mitigate the second wave of Coronavirus infections in the country.
“The affected officers are expected to perform their duties from home while those on GL 13 and above should strictly adhere to the extant preventive measures, including maintenance of physical distancing, regular washing of hands and/or sanitizing of hands, wearing of face masks and reducing the number of visitors to offices,” it said.