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Federal Universities ordered to re-open for academic activities

The Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Federal Universities has ordered all Federal Universities in the country to re-open for academic activities.

This decision was conveyed to all the universities by the chairman of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors, Prof. Kimse Okoko in Abuja on Tuesday.

Scan News learnt that following the new conditions introduced by ASUU after the negotiations, the Federal Government through the Pro-Chancellors resolved to take charge of the process.

For readers on this platform who have closely followed our incisive reportage of events, they would recall that when Scan News first broke the news of the meeting between President Jonathan and ASUU, we also intimated readers of the Plan B option.

This option was earlier stepped down, after both parties made progress and negotiations were concluded at the highest level.

It was gathered that upon re-opening of the schools, the Governing Councils have been duly  mandated to exercise full control of the university structure, especially in the areas of discipline of staff who may want to disregard the order for the commencement of academic activities.

A Pro-Chancellor who preferred anonymity told Scan News today that no government can continue to fold its hands while politicians hijack its university system under whatever guise.

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