Owing to the lingering Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the Federal Government has rearranged when universities and polytechnics will resume across the nation.
This twist of event is as a result of the increasing cases of the coronavirus in the country.
The federal government announced Tuesday that it has extended the closure of tertiary institutions across the country indefinitely.
The decision, which was announced by the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, during a press briefing in Abuja, is due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
The minister disclosed that schools will be reopened as soon as normalcy is restored.
“For our universities and polytechnic students, they will have to wait until when the federal government has agreed on when people can move around for them to return to their schools.
“The same reason we asked them to go back to their homes, is the same reason why they need to keep away until we are sure there is some sought of traction to what we are doing,” he said.
Recall that the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC), had announced the closure of tertiary institutions across the country for one month commencing from Monday 23rd March, 2020, as “part of efforts aimed at containing and preventing the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19)”.
A total of 782 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Of this, 197 have been fully discharged while 23 people have died.