By Muhammad Auwal Ibrahim
The management of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria has stopped lectures for the duration of one month, sequel to the directive of the federal government over the novel coronavirus pandemic outbreak in Nigeria.
Last week, the federal government through the federal ministry of education and National Universities Commission (NUC), had directed that all learning institutions should be shut down including tertiary institutions as part of measures to contain and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
This was contained in a bulletin signed and made available by the management on Friday, 20th of March, 2020 that, “The University, Demonstration Secondary School, Staff school are hereby closed until further notice.”
Similarly, in another bulletin, the university management said the closure of the university affects only students.
“By this notice, therefore, staffs are expected to come to work as usual. They, however, are advised to avoid large assemblies of fifty persons in the name of seminars, conferences or any meeting.”