The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says normal academic activities will resume on Monday, after six months of break.

The break was due to the COVID-19 pandemic which affected the global economy.

In a statement issued on Saturday, Ibrahim Sheme, its director of media and publicity, said the decision to resume normal academic activities followed the recent resolve of the federal government on re-opening of all academic institutions.

“The university management has directed all members of staff to resume duty on Monday,” the statement read.

Sheme also said that Felix Edoka, the university registrar, has advised the staffers to strictly abide by all the known COVID-19 safety protocols while at work.

The spokesperson quoted Edoka as saying that breach of COVID-19 protocols would not be tolerated by the institution.

He added that the registrar had informed all deans, directors and heads of unit to ensure compliance with both the resumption and the safety measures.

“It is noteworthy that NOUN students were able to continue with their studies from home during the six-month lockdown,” the statement added.

“The university, being an Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institution, requires no classroom attendance”.

NOUN had suspended all academic activities on March 20.

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