FG Directs All Universities To Resume January 18, 2021


The Federal Government has written to all vice chancellors of Nigerian Universities to resume academic activities from January 18, 2021.

The letter signed by the deputy Executive Director, Administration of the National universities commission, Chris Maiyaki, said sequel to various enquiries on the full import an earlier Circular, directing officers on Grade Level 12 and below to remain at home for a period of five weeks, as directed by the Federal Government, schools, including universities, are to reopen on the January, 18, 2021, consistent with the directive of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19. 

The letter said Any further developments will be communicated to Universities, accordingly.

The National Universities Commission, however reminds Universities to safeguard lives by strictly adhering to the extant safety protocols and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC guidelines, which have been communicated severally to the Nigerian University System through the NUC’s circulars.

The NUC added that, universities, on resumption of academic activities, must under no circumstance violate the full cycle of the semester system, consistent with the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards, BMAS, approved by the National Universities Commission as well as other extant quality assurance standards and guidelines.


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