The federal government has announced that universities in the country can resume classes once necessary COVID-19 guidelines are put in place.
The statement was made at a press conference in Abuja by Suleiman Yusuf, the deputy executive secretary of academics for the National Universities Commission (NUC) on Tuesday August 4, as reported by Premium Time
He said the commission is working with universities to discuss preparations that should be in place before reopening of the tertiary institutions.
The executive secretary of the commission Abubakar Rasheed also stated that the agency has started collecting data from universities in order to assess their preparedness to resume academic activities.
He further disclosed that the NUC is trying to mediate with the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) to resolve the strike by university lecturers.