Universities run by private individuals have begged the federal government to allow it reopen.
University students (File photo)
Private universities in Nigeria have begged the federal government to allow them reopen for academic activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The universities revealed that they have put in place adequate measures to handle the pandemic.
The institutions made the request in a letter addressed to the National Universities Commission (NUC), Daily Trust reported.
The universities through the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Private Universities (CVCPU), warned that the academic calendar would be seriously affected if universities remain closed beyond one more month.
According to the vice-chancellors, the continuous closure of the universities could hamper the productive future of students.
The vice-chancellors noted that they have decided to put in place the COVID-19 safety protocols that can make private universities reopen and operate safely.
The institutions requested the NUC to make a strong case with the government to allow the universities to reopen for academic activities within the next one month.