The Federal Government has directed all Tertiary Institutions in the country to resume Academic Session; by organising online teaching for Students.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu gave the directive on Thursday; during an open talks with 237 Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts on how to reopen using virtual learning.
All Institutions have been shut for almost 2 weeks now to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Unsure of how soon the Coronavirus pandemic will end; the minister directed all universities, polytechnics and colleges of education to activate virtual learning environment; to enable students continue their studies through digital devices.
He noted that, although the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is on strike, government will do its best to resolve the labour crisis.
Adamu, in a teleconference meeting which lasted four and half hours with the Vice Chancellors and other heads of tertiary institutions from his home in Abuja, maintained that the Federal Government, cannot afford to shut schools for a long time.
He further said he called the meeting to find solutions to the challenges posed to the nation’s school calendar by Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
In agreement with the new directive, most Vice Chancellors of private universities who were at the meting, embraced the idea and expressed readiness to reopen because they claimed that they have top grade virtual learning system.