As the Asuu Strike continues, the federal government has revoked its directive to vice chancellors, pro chancellors,
and governing councils to reopen the nation’s federal universities.
The reopening of universities was a mandate by the federal government through the National Universities Commission
in a circular marked NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 sent to all vice chancellors, pro chancellors, and chairs of governing councils of federal universities.
However, the commission revoked the order in a subsequent circular with the number NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/136
Which was also sign by Sam Onazi, the NUC’s director of finance and accounts.
Punch further reports the reasons why the withdrawal made wasn’t disclose. The circular partly read;
“I have been directed to withdraw the NUC Circular Ref: NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135, and dated September 23, 2022 on the above
“Consequently, the said circular stands withdrawn. All pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils, as well as vice-chancellors of federal universities are to please note. Further development and information would be communicate to all relevant stakeholders.
“Please accept the assurances of the Executive Secretary’s warmest regards”
However, with this new development, The future of Nigerian students continue to remain Bleak as the Asuu Strike remains Indefinite