By Emmanuel Adeleke
Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, the Federal Government has ordered the closure of all polytechnics in the country.
The directive was contained in a statement issued by the Ministry of Education, on Monday.
The statement directed the Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Prof. Idris Bugaje, to communicate to Rectors and Provosts of polytechnics.
According to the statement, 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.
“And academic activities will be suspended between Wednesday, Feb 22 and Tuesday, March 14, 2023,” the statement read.
The development came few days after the National Universities Commission (NUC) ordered the closure of all universities until after the elections.
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