January 13, 2021
Vice-Chancellors of some federal and state universities in Nigeria have expressed readiness to reopen schools. Though the Academic Staff Union of Universities had said that schools were not ready for reopening, the VCs said they had planned to reopen their institutions as directed by the Federal Government. One of the VCs of a federal university in the South-West told newsmen that it was wrong for ASUU to claim that there were no guidelines for reopening varsities.
Apart from the scare arising from the second wave of COVID-19, another VC said some of them had planned to stagger resumption. On his part, VC of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Professor Felix Salako, said the varsity would resume academic activities on January 18, in compliance with the directives of the Federal Government.