The National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed that all universities in Nigeria should go on break from February 22 to March 14, for students to participate in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
Lagos Reporters reports that a circular to that effect was signed by the Deputy Executive Secretary, Dr Chris Mayaki and sent to all vice-chancellors.
The NUC noted that the directive was based on the order of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
“As Vice-Chancellors of all Universities and Director/Chief Executive of Inter-University Centres are quite aware the 2023 General Elections have been scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 25, 2023, for the Presidential and National Assembly, and Saturday, March 11, 2023, for Gubernatorial and State Assembly, respectively.
“In view of the foregoing and concerns expressed on the security of staff, students and properties of our respective institutions, the Honourable Minister of Education, Mal. Adama Adamu has following extensive consultations with the relevant security agencies, directed that all Universities and Inter-University Centres be shut down and academic activities be suspended between February 22 and March 14, 2023,” the information reads in part.