Katsina state government bars higher institutions from reopening

September 14, 2020

Katsina state government has directed tertiary institutions in the state not to reopen as part of measures aimed at checkmating further spike of the coronavirus pandemic Commissioner for Information, Abdulakarim Sirika, announced this to newsmen at a briefing on latest developments on the war against COVID-19. He said the institutions have students from different parts of the country who may be returning with different COVID-19 status, so allowing them to return may escalate the situation.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Higher Education, Bashir Ruwangodia, said the decision was in line with national and global protocols against the pandemic. The Special Adviser expressed readiness of the state to reopen tertiary institutions, once they receive guidelines from the National University Commission (NUC) or the Federal Ministry of Education.

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