Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba the minister of State for Education disclosed that federal government will reopen tertiary institutions in the country very soon during a programme aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Saturday. He recalled that tertiary institutions were closed in March to curb the spread of the virus Covid-19.
He noted that private universities have requested to be allowed to reopen ahead of public institutions. He said the Vice Chancellor’s of the schools have requested to allow those in exit classes to resume in earnest.
He said” We have received calls from bodies who want us to resolve the industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) before reopening schools because some public institutions who are not under ASUU want to take the advantage of the strike to move ahead and that will only destroy our public institutions. So, we are working on all these calls”.
Nwajiuba said the federal government is working to end the ongoing strike embarked upon by ASUU before reopening schools.
He said ” Tertiary institutions across the country will open very soon”