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2023 Elections: FG Directs Closure Of All Polytechnics




Former Education Minister, Adamu Adamu Visits President Tinubu

The federal government on Monday directed all polytechnics in the country to be closed due to the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

This is coming a week after the National Universities Commission (NUC) ordered the closure of all universities for three weeks, to allow students, lecturers and workers to express their voting right.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu in a letter dated 10th of February, 2023 and signed by I.O Folorunsho, directed all polytechnics to be closed.

The minister in the letter made available to newsmen on Monday addressed it to the executive secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Idris Bugaje.

The letter said the directive should be conveyed to rectors and provosts of all polytechnics.

It was stated that academic activities would be stopped between February 22 and March 14.

The letter reads, “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 presidential election in the country will be held in 13 days and will involve eligible voters across the country.

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