The Minister of state for Education, Chukwuemeka meka Nwajiuba on Monday spoke on the reopening of universities, polytechnic, college of education in the country.

Nwajiuba, speaking at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing in Abuja said they have discussed with universities, polytechnics and colleges of education for reopen, Daily Times gathered.

He said “There have been a lot of improvement, however, the guidance we have given and for which we are receiving feedback from many institutions are the moment includes a germut of items that you need to prepare and we don’t want them to just be fasads, we want content around them and we are going to go back to see if people have complied with those requirements.

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“This morning, myself and minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the executive secretary of NUC and permanent secretary all met and we have been at it since morning.

We have reviewed responses from about 78 universities already and most of them are private universities who are already insisting that they are ready to go. We also have 50 responses from state owned universities and we are working to upscale that and make sure that everybody is ready to go.”

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He added “When all of these is taking in context, we will have them back at PTF so that all the various players in the PTF family will then review it so that we can give a go ahead so that schools can reopen.

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“We are positive that that time is around the corner, but we don’t want to bandy around dates, we just want to remain positive and the sooner we can get that, the better.

“I urge our students who have actually exercised a lot of patience and bear with us a little bit more. The rioting needs to stop. There is nothing to riot about. We are in full negotiation with ASUU.” He said.

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