The National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed universities across the country to commence academic activities on January 18.
According to TVC News, the NUC gave the directive in a statement on Friday, January 8, through its deputy executive secretary (administration) Chris Maiyaki.
Maiyaki disclosed that the statement was issued on behalf of the executive secretary of the union, Prof Abubakar Rasheed.
The NUC stated that any further developments would be communicated to universities accordingly.
Arise TV reported that the commission, however, advised universities to safeguard lives by strictly adhering to all COVID-19 safety protocols.
NUC further mandated universities to adhere to the full cycle of the semester system, consistent with the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) approved by the federal government.