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Unilorin, UNIBEN, BUK announce resumption dates

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Tunde Oyekola, Ilorin , Tukur Muntari, Kano and Adeyinka Adedipe , Benin
The senate of the University of Ilorin has approved January 11 for the resumption of academic activities in the university .
The varsity’ s Director of Corporate Affairs , Mr . Kunle Akogun, in a statement on Monday, said the decision was taken at the 285 th emergency meeting of the senate held virtually via Zoom on Thursday .
“Following the suspension of the nine -month industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities , the senate of the University of Ilorin has approved the resumption of academic activities for the Rain Semester from Monday, January 11, 2021.
“Lectures will , however , be through an online platform in line with the directive of the National Universities Commission . The Senate also approved the reappointment of Prof. Sylvia Malomo as Deputy Vice -Chancellor ( Academic ) , and Prof. Mikhail Buhari as the Deputy Vice -Chancellor ( Research , Technology and Innovation) , ” the statement partly read.
In a related development , the management of the University of Benin has announced that the institution would resume on January 30.
The institution ’ s Public Relations Officer , Benedicta Ehanire , said the decision was made at the end of the meeting of the university ’ s senate on Monday.
The statement read; “The semester is expected to run until April 1 , 2021, while the second semester is billed to commence on April 5 , 2021.
“For the 2020/ 2021 amended calendar , new students are to undergo online clearance between April 5 and 30, 2021. Their orientation will start on May 3 , 2021.
“All returning students are required to fill an online questionnaire and submit the print-out to the Dean of Students ’ Affairs before resumption and adhere strictly to the non -medical protocols of COVID -19.
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“The students are also advised to have an android / smartphone or device as e-learning has become inevitable , while they are expected to comply with acceptable dress codes as determined by the University in line with societal norms and values . Returning students with any ailment are to ensure that they are properly treated before resumption . ”
Also, the Senate of Bayero University Kano, on Monday approved the cancellation of 2019-2020 sessions for all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes .
This was part of the decision adopted at the senate in a meeting presided by the Vice -Chancellor , Prof Sagir Abbas , on Monday. The University Registrar, Fatima Mohammed , in a statement said the new academic session would now begin on January 18, 2021, while the second semester would commence on May 3 , 2021.

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