The Academic Staff Union of Universities has condemned the directive of the National Universities Commission to the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities that universities should be shut to enable students to participate in the forthcoming general elections.
The NUC gave the directive in a letter on Tuesday addressed to vice chancellors of all universities and directors of inter-university centers.
However, the National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, explained that universities had never been shut down because of elections, saying that the closure and opening of universities were the prerogative of the universities’ senates.
He said, “Vice chancellors do not have the right to close universities. It is purely the prerogative of the universities’ senates to either open or close universities.
Recall, this media outfit had earlier reports that the NUC have declare three(3) notification of holiday to all the universities students and lecturers ahead of general elections starting from February 22nd, 2023.