The Nigerian government has said no choice has been taken on the resuming of tertiary institutions in the country.
Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education revealed this during the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja.
Nwajiuba, nonetheless, said universities would need to get leeway and procedures from the National Universities Commission (NUC) before resuming.
The minister likewise revealed that the government was exploring the rules with respect to the returning of universities the nation over.
“But at the tertiary level, that guidance will also be done in collaboration with the National Universities Commission so that it will give clearance that we are satisfied with your performance with regards to the guideline.
“What we are doing is that we are reducing this whole gamut of documents into some measurable steps towards reopening. What that means is that the governing council of each institution will then review the guideline and benchmark it,” he said.