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UPDATED: More Federal Varsities Fixes Resumption Date For Academic Activities



More state and federal universities have continued to announce date for resumption of academic activities following suspension of the academic staff union of universities(ASUU) strike and National universities commission (NUC) order to reopen schools on January 18th.

OAU VOICES therefore has made a list showing the state and federal universities who have announced resumption date so far to the students.

Below is the list;

1. University Of Ilorin (UNILORIN)

The management of the University of Ilorin announced that the institution would resume full academic activities for the Rain semester on January 11, 2021.

The management however revealed that students are to resume academic activities in virtual classes until federal government and NUC directive.

2. Bayero University Kano (BUK)

The Senate of Bayero University Kano (BUK) in a statement made available to OAU VOICES approved the cancellation of 2019-2020 academic sessions.

In the statement, new academic session for undergraduate students will begin on Monday, January 18, 2021 as the first semester, while the second semester will commence on Monday, May 3, 2021.

3.University of Benin in Benin City (UNIBEN)

The management in a statement directs all returning students (stalites and freshers) of the University(UNIBEN), to resume for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic sessions on January 30, 2021.

4. The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

The management of FUTA warned that all students must adhere strictly to COVID-19 guidelines.

The management in a statement signed by Adegbenro Adebayo, the Deputy Director, Corporate Communications and Protocol of the university, on Monday in Akure fixes January 18th 2021 as resumption date for students.

”By this notice, students are expected back on campus on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021,” the statement read.

OAU VOICES gathered that the university Senate had hold a crucial a meeting on January 8th to fix the resumption date.

5. Federal University of Agriculture Markurdi (FUAM)

The management of FUAM in a statement signed by the school registrar declared January 18th as resumption date for academic activities.

6. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta(FUNNAB)

The university management ordered students to resume for academic activities on January 18th. The management however disclosed in a statement that lectures will start online pending further directive from federal government on reopening of schools.

7. Federal University of Technology, FUTO

FUTO management has announced that lectures will commence on January 25th and the university will adopt Virtual tutorial classes.

In a statement the management signed and made available to students; ”All students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) are hereby notified that the University will resume academic activities in continuation of the 2019/2020 academic session, as follows;

”Year three (III), four (IV) and Five (V) students will come into residence on Sunday, January 24, 2021, and resume lectures on Monday, January 25, 2021.”

Years one (1) ard two (II) will return to campus on Sunday, February 21, 2021, and resume lectures on Monday, February 22, 2021.”the statement reads in part.

8. Ahmadu Bello University(ABU), Zaria

Ahmadu Bello University has given students of the institution a date to resume academic activities at the school.

The management in a statement titled, ‘Ahmadu Bello University fixes January 25 for reopening,’ said the resumption date was approved by the Senate of the University at its 501st (Special) Meeting on Tuesday

The Director of Public Affairs of the ABU, Mallam Auwal Umar, however said the resumption date was subject to review by the ministry of education and the national University commission (NUC).

9. University Of Jos(UNIJOS)

The spokesman of the university on wednesday released a statement which revealed that UNIJOS is expected to resume on Friday 22nd January 2021.

In the statement obtained by OAU VOICES, it noted that students should resume back to campus as from Friday, January 22nd while lectures start on Monday, January 25th for the continuation of the 2019/2020 session.

10. University Of Lagos(UNILAG)

The management of university of Lagos (UNILAG) has ordered students to resume lectures online henceforth from January 25th due to the second wave of coronavirus pandemic in Lagos.

The public relation officer(PRO) of the university disclosed this in statement on Wednesday.

11. University Of Ibadan(UI)

The management of university of Ibadan(UI) has fixes February 22, 2021 for the resumption of academic activities on campus. This was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer(PRO) of the university, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo

OAU VOICES also gathered that the institution cancelled it’s 2019/2020 session and replace it with 2020/2021 academic session.

12. Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU)

The OAU management in a statement signed by the school registrar, Dr omosule fixes February 8th as resumption of academic activities.

The university however announced partial resumption of physical classes for some students. It was gathered that All clinical students in college of health sciences, Part 4 students in Agric Faculty and Part 5 students in pharmacy are to resume for physical classes.

Just like university of ibadan, OAU also announced the cancellation of 2021/2022 academic session meaning that the two Universities will not take part in 2021/2022 JAMB exam and admission

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