Polytechnics in Nigeria have been directed to close for Elections following similar order of closure declared for Universities a week before.
The directive was contained in a circular issued by the Federal Ministry of Education, directing the Executive Secretary of, the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Prof. Idris Bugaje to communicate to Rectors and Provosts of polytechnics.
The letter, which was signed by Mr I. O Folorunsho, for the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and dated Feb. 10, was obtained by newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
“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 Tues. March 14, 2023,” the letter reads.
The minister had urged the NBTE boss to communicate the above to all the institutions under his regulatory functions.