Live Covid-19
United States 100,906,111
Cases: 100,906,111
Deaths: 1,106,990
Recovered: 98,320,554
Active: 1,478,567
India 44,674,874
Cases: 44,674,874
Deaths: 530,633
Recovered: 44,138,805
Active: 5,436
France 38,078,565
Cases: 38,078,565
Deaths: 159,245
Recovered: 37,022,916
Active: 896,404
Germany 36,557,861
Cases: 36,557,861
Deaths: 158,198
Recovered: 35,913,000
Active: 486,663
Brazil 35,436,031
Cases: 35,436,031
Deaths: 690,298
Recovered: 34,262,104
Active: 483,629
South Korea 27,408,854
Cases: 27,408,854
Deaths: 30,793
Recovered: 26,431,550
Active: 946,511
Japan 25,268,073
Cases: 25,268,073
Deaths: 50,461
Recovered: 20,766,771
Active: 4,450,841
Italy 24,488,080
Cases: 24,488,080
Deaths: 181,733
Recovered: 23,799,178
Active: 507,169
United Kingdom 24,024,746
Cases: 24,024,746
Deaths: 197,253
Recovered: 23,758,420
Active: 69,073
Russia 21,623,268
Cases: 21,623,268
Deaths: 392,283
Recovered: 21,023,627
Active: 207,358
Turkey 17,005,537
Cases: 17,005,537
Deaths: 101,400
Active: 16,904,137
Spain 13,614,807
Cases: 13,614,807
Deaths: 116,108
Recovered: 13,403,322
Active: 95,377
Vietnam 11,518,149
Cases: 11,518,149
Deaths: 43,177
Recovered: 10,608,988
Active: 865,984
Australia 10,759,272
Cases: 10,759,272
Deaths: 16,264
Recovered: 10,546,102
Active: 196,906
Argentina 9,739,856
Cases: 9,739,856
Deaths: 130,034
Recovered: 9,591,684
Active: 18,138
Netherlands 8,544,770
Cases: 8,544,770
Deaths: 22,920
Recovered: 8,499,904
Active: 21,946
Taiwan 8,379,467
Cases: 8,379,467
Deaths: 14,500
Recovered: 8,054,926
Active: 310,041
Iran 7,559,924
Cases: 7,559,924
Deaths: 144,645
Recovered: 7,335,330
Active: 79,949
Mexico 7,132,792
Cases: 7,132,792
Deaths: 330,525
Recovered: 6,400,759
Active: 401,508
Indonesia 6,682,437
Cases: 6,682,437
Deaths: 160,026
Recovered: 6,474,271
Active: 48,140
Poland 6,354,511
Cases: 6,354,511
Deaths: 118,340
Recovered: 5,335,940
Active: 900,231
Colombia 6,318,021
Cases: 6,318,021
Deaths: 141,911
Recovered: 6,142,640
Active: 33,470
Austria 5,583,979
Cases: 5,583,979
Deaths: 21,230
Recovered: 5,515,749
Active: 47,000
Portugal 5,546,290
Cases: 5,546,290
Deaths: 25,517
Recovered: 5,501,942
Active: 18,831
Greece 5,404,690
Cases: 5,404,690
Deaths: 34,309
Recovered: 5,345,133
Active: 25,248
Ukraine 5,341,284
Cases: 5,341,284
Deaths: 110,586
Recovered: 5,217,903
Active: 12,795
Malaysia 5,001,908
Cases: 5,001,908
Deaths: 36,716
Recovered: 4,943,392
Active: 21,800
Chile 4,939,304
Cases: 4,939,304
Deaths: 62,587
Recovered: 4,867,554
Active: 9,163
North Korea 4,772,813
Cases: 4,772,813
Deaths: 74
Recovered: 4,772,739
Active: 0
Israel 4,729,614
Cases: 4,729,614
Deaths: 11,882
Recovered: 4,704,016
Active: 13,716

Administrative Roles of Vice-Chancellors and Deans of Faculties in Nigerian Universities for Curbing Corona Virus (Covid-19) Pandemic in Nigeria: Henry Fayol’s Approach

Administrative Roles of Vice-Chancellors and Deans of Faculties in Nigerian Universities for Curbing Corona Virus (Covid-19) Pandemic in Nigeria: Henry Fayol’s Approach


Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to the total lockdown of the most of the human activities in various parts of the world, Nigeria inclusive. The outbreak posse serious concern to global educational systems. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the outbreak of corona virus has caused a public health emergency of international concern. Effective control measures are therefore, necessary to prevent the virus from further spreading, especially in this second wave of this new strain of corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic and to assist control the epidemic situation. One of the effective control measures is the sudden and unscheduled total lockdown of schools at various levels of education, not only in Nigerian but all over the world. Hence, on march 19,2020, Nigerian government through the Federal Ministry of Education (FME), ordered the immediate closure of all schools at various levels, universities inclusive. Therefore, efforts to contain COVID-19 outbreak prompted the immediate sudden and unscheduled closure of Nigerian universities, which left all the university students out of school. It is therefore not arguably, that interference of corona virus pandemic has caused so many challenges on Nigerian university education. The University education, which the study is delimited is the apex of all educational system where the high manpower needs of any nation is produced for its all-round developments. Therefore, the Nigerian University students require proper attention and care. The Vice-Chancellors and Deans of the faculties who occupy administrative positions in Universities in Nigerian, need not only to teach these students but to create sound healthy school environment hospitable for teaching, learning and research. The sound healthy school environment is to prevent the spread of corona virus pandemic in the schools which in most likely to interfere with the teaching, learning and research processes in Nigerian Universities if allowed to spread. This study is designed to use Henry Fayol’s approach to suggest how Vice-chancellors and Deans of the faculties should practically discharge their administrative roles in order to prevent Corona virus spread among the students and staff in Universities in Nigeria. This is expected to give an insight into healthy adaptive measures for both the students and staff in Universities in Nigeria. Finally, the following suggestions were made, which include: the various governing councils of Universities in Nigeria in collaboration with the Federal and state governments should provide preventive kits and other related health facilities in Universities to prevent the future spread of corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic in universities, provide infrastructures to make lecture halls’ or classrooms’ physical distancing possible, periodic fumigating of universities, wearing of nose and mouth masks, use of hand sanitizers, services of healthcare workers and creation of isolation centers in case of any health crises among others.

Keywords: Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic, Vice-Chancellors, Dean of Faculties, University Education, Henry Fayol’s Approach


Nsude, Anthony Okorie (Ph.D) and Okenwa, Gertrude Nkechi (Ph.D)
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