The University of Ilorin has announced phased resumption of academic activities.
The university had on Monday, January 11 commenced online lecture for students.
A statement by the institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun on Friday indicated that the resumption is in compliance with the directive of the Federal Government on reopening of schools.
According to the statement, formal resumption of academic activities will commence from Monday, January 25.
The management of the institution vowed to commence the strict enforcement of the no-squatting policy in the University hostels to ensure the physical distancing policy of COVID-19 prevention.
The university also urged students, parents and staff to strictly comply with the phased resumption schedule and COVID-19 safety protocols.
The timetable for the phased resumption are as follows:
Phase 1: Monday, January 25, return of students with outstanding 1st Semester examinations who will return home after their examinations.
Phase 2: Monday, February 1, Final Year and Postgraduate students return to campus.
Phase 3: Monday, February 15, 100 level students come into campus.
Phase 4: Monday, March 1, all other students come into campus.
The statement reads, “All students will sign an Agreement that in the event that anyone tests positive to COVID-19, he/she would be sent back home to self-isolate and continue to receive lectures virtually. In case such students miss any examination, make-up examination would be arranged for them.
“Parents should please note that in the event that any child/ward tests positive to COVID-19, he/she would be sent back home to self-isolate and continue to receive lectures virtually.
“Virtual lectures that commenced on Monday, January 11 will continue even after physical resumption of classes.
“The University management has provided hand washing facilities in all students’ areas, such as Lecture Theatres, Examination Halls and places commonly frequented by staff and students on campus.
“Each student should have at least five changeable face masks, and pocket sanitisers, among others.
“The University management will continue to support the University Health Services to ensure safe handling of emergency cases”.