VC lauds NUC over closure of universities for elections
The Vice-Chancellor, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State, Prof. Jeremiah Ojediran, has commended the National Universities Commission (NUC) over the closure of universities for the forthcoming general elections.
Ojediran made the commendation while speaking with our reporter in Ota, Ogun.
It was reported that the Deputy Executive Secretary of NUC, Dr Chris Maiyaki, had on Feb. 3, directed all the Vice-Chancellors of universities to close their institutions from Feb. 22 to March 14 for the upcoming elections.
“The decision of the NUC was highly commendable as the institution would have sufficient time to plan for the academic semester while the students would also have the opportunity to exercise their civic right,” he said.
The vice-chancellor described the closure of the nation’s universities as a wise decision.
Ojediran explained that before NUC’s directive, the Bells University had planned ahead as the 100 level to 300 levels would all return home on Friday after finishing their first semester examinations.
“The institution had forecast ahead as it is good and better for students to be with their parents to exercise their votes.
“In addition, some of these students would be going to villages to exercise their civil rights,” he said.
The vice-chancellor said the institution would start online lecture during the brake for the students.