How Varsities, Others Struggle To Comply With COVID-19 Protocols

In the midst of the second wave of COVID-19, universities and other tertiary institutions resumed after months of closure.

Authorities have tried to meet up with health protocols to ensure safety, but staff and students find it difficult to comply with some of the protocols. Daily Trust on Sunday visited some of the schools and now reports.

In Nigeria, public universities were closed for 10 months following the long strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The long battle between the federal government and ASUU to resolve demands by the nunion to improve facilities on campuses, enhance the welfare of students, revitalize the universities as agreed with the government years back, rescind decisions on the use of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPIS) and to pay the backlog of earned allowances stretching over seven years, was suspended after another agreement was reached.

With the new agreement and temporary suspension of the strike, the National Universities Commission (NUC), on January 8, directed schools to resume union on January 18, 2021.

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