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NUC Orders Closure of Universities Ahead of 2023 Elections

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has directed the closure of all universities and inter-university centres between February 22nd and March 14 2023.

NUC in the statement dated February 3rd 2023 and signed by the Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration), Chris Maiyaki, said that there would be no academic activities during the shutdown.

According to the statement, the decision followed concerns about the security of staff, students and the universities’ properties during the general elections scheduled from February 25 – March 14 2023.

The Commission said the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, gave the directive following consultation with relevant security agencies.

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