2023 GOVERNORSHIP AND
STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS
Nigeria Decides 2023: FG directs closure of Polytechnics for polls
The Federal Government on Monday directed all Polytechnics in the country to shut down until after the forthcoming general elections.
The development came a week after issuing a similar directive for the closure of all Universities in the country.
The directive was contained in a circular issued by the Federal Ministry of Education, directing the Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Prof. Idris Bugaje to communicate to Rectors and Provosts of polytechnics.
The letter, which was signed by Mr I. O Folorunsho, for the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and dated Feb. 10, was obtained by newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
“In view of concerns expressed on the security of staff, students and properties of our respective Institutions, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has, following extensive consultations with the relevant security agencies, directed that all Polytechnics be shut down.
”And academic activities will be suspended between Wednesday, Feb.22 and Tues. March 14, 2023,” the letter reads.
The minister had urged the NBTE boss to communicate the above to all the institutions under his regulatory functions.
Contents provided and/or opinions expressed here do not reflect the opinions of The Pacesetter Frontier Magazine or any employee thereof.
Support The Pacesetter Frontier Magazine
It takes a lot to get credible, true and reliable stories.
As a privately owned media outfit, we believe in setting the pace and leaving strides in time.
If you like what we do, you can donate a token to us here. Your support will ensure that the right news is put out there at all times, reaching an unlimited number of persons at no cost to them.
Dangote refinery receives first crude cargo totalling 1m barrels
Advertisement The Dangote oil refinery in Nigeria on Friday received its first cargo of 1 million barrels of crude oil…