The National Universities commission (NUC) has sent a message to all Nigerian Universities on “SAFETY ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES” in relations to the Deadly Ebola Virus.

As contained in a memo from the Executive Secretary NUC, Prof. Julius A. Okojie to all University Vice Chancellors, the message states that following the recent outbreak of the Ebola Virus disease in Nigeria and the advisory issued by the Federal Ministry of Health towards effective containment of the virus, it is imperative for the Nigerian university administrators to take clear measures to prevent its spread within campuses given the high rate of staff and student mobility.

Julius Okojie
Prof. Julius Okojie
NUC Executive Secretary

According to the memo, universities were advised to;

*.Encourage staff and students to curtail all non-essential travels;

*.Ensure that students from other parts of West Africa studying in Nigeria, but are currently on holidays do not return until further notice.

*.Direct Nigerian students, especially language and exchange students, due to commence studies in other African countries to postpone their resumption until further notice.

*.Ensure that all visitors identified to have come into the campuses from affected areas must be duly screened for the virus before being admitted into the campus.

*.Urge every member of the University community to pay close attention to sanitation and the cleanliness of their immediate environment on campus.

The message further stipulates that Universities take other precautionary measures that will ensure the safety of their communities against the dreaded Ebola disease.

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