The Federal Government, through the National Universities Commission, on Monday, withdrew its circular which ordered vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors and governing councils to re-open federal universities, The PUNCH reports.
The was reported earlier that a circular tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 was addressed to all vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors, and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities, ordering them to re-open universities.
However, in another circular tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/136, which was also signed by the NUC Director of Finance and Account, Sam Onazi, the commission withdrew the order without giving reasons.
The letter titled, “Withdrawal of circular NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 dated September 23, 2022,” partly read, “I have been directed to withdraw the National Universities Commission Circular Ref: NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135, dated September 23, 2022, on the above subject.
“Consequently, the said circular stands withdrawn. All pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils, as well as vice-chancellors of federal universities, are to take note. Further development and information would be communicated to all relevant stakeholders.”
Meanwhile, the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities has said it did not receive any official information on the call for resumption by the NUC or any government ministry.