After almost nine months closure of Nigerian universities as a result of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, some schools have announced a return date.
Bayero University Kano (BUK), the University of Benin and the University of Ilorin will all be back to work this January.
Students are likely to be taught online as directed by the NUC to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Nigeria’s public universities were closed from the end of March to December 2020 as a result of a strike by lecturers under the ASUU umbrella.
After months of negotiations, the academic union finally called off the strike on Wednesday, December 23.
However, schools did not return immediately due to the country’s holiday season.
Similarly, the federal government has ordered all universities in the country to suspend classes due to the spread of COVID-19.
The announcement was made by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in a letter signed by its Deputy Principal, Chris Maiyaki.
However, some universities have now announced their return dates. Below is a list of public universities that are planning to return to classes in January.