The federal government has directed all universities in the country to suspend academic activities due to the spread of COVID-19.
The government said the new directive affects both private and public universities.
Government through the university regulation body said both private and public universities should immediately stop physical academic activities.
The NUC stated that classrooms, hostel accommodation, conferences, and seminars should be suspended.
It mandated that until further directives by the federal government on the reopening of universities, the institutions should remain closed.