Elections: FG Orders Closure Of Polytechnics

Elections: FG Orders Closure Of Polytechnics

By Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

Ahead of the coming election, the federal government has ordered the closure of all polytechnics in the country.

The development comes one week after the National Universities Commission (NUC) ordered the closure of all universities until after the elections.

This directive was given by Adamu Adamu, minister of education, in a letter signed by I.O Folorunsho on February 10.

The letter, which was addressed to Idris Bugaje, executive secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), urged the executive secretary to conveyed the directive to rectors and provosts of all polytechnics.

It added that academic activities would be stopped between February 22 and March 14.

“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,” the leAdvertiseme

“And academic activities will be suspended between Wednesday, Feb.22 and Tues. March 14, 2023,” the letter said.

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