UNILORIN Announces Phased Resumption
Unilorin announces phased resumption On Friday, the management of the University of Ilorin announced the phased reopening of the academic institution beginning on 25 January.
This was included in a press release by Mr. Kunle Akogun, Director of Corporate Affairs of the Institution, entitled ‘Phased Resumption of Classes’ on Friday.
The statement reads, “In support of the virtual resumption of academic activities at the University of Ilorin on 11 January 2021 and in compliance with the Federal Government Directive, the University Management has announced a phased re-opening of the institution for the formal resumption of academic activities beginning on 25 January 2021.
It is expected that our students and their parents will strictly comply with the phased resumption schedule, as we intend to strictly enforce the timetable as set out below:
Unilorin phased resumption
“Phase 1: January 25, 2021 – Return of students with outstanding 1st Semester examinations who will return home after their examinations.
“Phase 2: 1st February 2021 – Final Year and Graduate Students are on campus.
“Phase 3: 15 February 2021 – 100 level students are on campus.
Phase 4: 1 March 2021 – All other students are on campus.
“Parents should note, please, that in the event of a positive child/ward test for COVID-19, he/she would be sent back home to self-isolation and would continue to receive virtual lectures.
“All students will sign an agreement that in the event that anyone is tested positive for COVID-19, he/she will be sent back home to self-isolation and will continue to receive virtual lectures. In the event that such students miss any examination, a make-up examination would be arranged for them.
Virtual lectures, which began on 11 January 2021, will continue even after the physical resumption of classes.”
In a telephone conversation with The PUNCH, Akogun said measures had been put in place to ensure the safety of students and staff.
“The university administration has provided hand-washing facilities in all student areas, such as lecture halls, examination halls, and on-campus locations commonly frequented by staff and students.
Each student should have at least five removable face masks and pocket sanitizers, among others. The implementation of the non-squatting policy in university hostels will be strictly pursued in order to ensure that the prevention of COVID-19 physical distancing policy is pursued.
“The university administration will continue to support the University Health Services in ensuring the safe handling of emergency situations,” he added.