The management of the University of Ibadan (UI) says it won’t accommodate students on campus when it resumes for the 2020/2021 academic session to prevent any outbreak of COVID-19.

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The varsity broke the news on Thursday in a statement by Olatunji Oladejo, its director of public communication, while debunking claims on social media that it was allocating hostels to some students.

“The university hereby wishes to inform the new students and the general public to disregard the information as student registration portal has not been opened. Kindly beware!” it warned.

“Management wishes to restate as contained in the university’s official bulletin No. 4353 of 14 January 2021 entitled ‘Approved Revised Academic Calendar for 2018/2019’ as follows:

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“In approving the calendar, the senate noted the prevailing circumstances occasioned by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to comply with the protocol for the control of the spread of the pandemic.

“It, therefore, agreed that the 2020/2021 first semester lectures will be delivered online. In this regard, no student will be accommodated on campus.

“New students are to please note that the opening of the registration portal and the orientation programme for 2020/2021 session will commence on or before Saturday, 20 February 2021.

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“Details of registration procedure/guideline will be available on the university website www.ui.edu.ng soon.”

Earlier, the senate in UI had cancelled the institution’s 2019/2020 academic session and renamed it 2020/2021.

The resumption of academic activities for those already admitted for the renamed 2019/2020 has been scheduled for February 22, 2021.

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