In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 25th, August, 2020

78 Non-public Universities Beg FG To Permit Them Reopen

78 Private Universities Beg FG To Allow Them Reopen

Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

Minister of State for Training, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba


The Minister of State for Training, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has revealed that 78 non-public universities have mentioned they’re able to reopen.


He made this public whereas talking on the federal government’s plan to totally reopen universities for academic actions.


Nwajiuba mentioned this through the briefing of the Presidential Job Power on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.


The minister, nonetheless, expressed optimism that the date for resumption was “across the nook”, including, that “we’re not going to be brandishing dates.”


He disclosed that he and the Minister of Training, Adamu Adamu, met some stakeholders in tertiary training earlier within the day on the problem.


Nwajiuba mentioned “about 78 privately-owned universities are insisting that they had been prepared for resumption” whereas the response from government-owned universities was nonetheless “50-50”.


He mentioned that after aggregating opinions, he would return to the PTF to evaluation the scenario after which go forward to make a pronouncement.


The minister urged college students of tertiary establishments protesting the continued closure of their faculties to be a little bit extra affected person with the federal government.


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