UNILAG- The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, on Friday, declared the full resumption of academic and other activities on both physical classrooms and online platforms for students, workers and other stakeholders.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the university in charge of Academic and Research, Prof Oluwole Familoni, made the declaration at a news conference held at the Senate Chamber of the university with the Dean of Students’ Affairs, Prof Ademola Adeleke and the Chairman of Time-Table and Examinations Committee, Prof Aderonke Adepeju-Bello, in attendance
Prof Familoni explained it is now safe to have a full resumption of students and workers back on campus for the Second Semester of the 2019\2020 academic session and in an atmosphere of full compliance with all the COVID-19 safety guidelines and protocols still being examined at both the academic and hostel arenas.
He asserted all students are required to wear face masks in and around campus and also have alcoholic hand sanitisers to use frequently and also avoid group gathering while on campus
He said all the eight hostels in the university had been fumigated and that only the students, who had been allocated bed spaces would be allowed to stay in the hostels and without squatters nor attache.
Prof. Familola said the university had an accommodation challenge as only 8, 868-bed spaces are available for both the undergraduate and post-graduates among about 55,000 students population currently enrolled with the institution.
He also indicated that lectures in courses for large classes, particularly students in 100 and 200 levels would continue to be held via already publicised online platforms.
We will also shift classes of students in higher levels where we have a large number of them like 300 or more and without lecture halls to maintain physical distancing to online,” he added.
He stated the university reported huge success in both the online exams and physical exams held while partial resumption lasted.
Speaking about the security on campus, he said while the school believes that safety is the business for all, it had especially put many measures in place in and around the campus including the hostels.