The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has adopted a four-phase resumption of academic activities as from January 25.

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The institution had last Monday kick-started lectures online following the suspension of the nine-month strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that stifled activities across many tertiary institutions nationwide.

In a statement on Friday, Kunle Akogun, the institution’s director of corporate affairs, said: “Our students and their parents are expected to strictly comply with the resumption schedule.

“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.

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“In case such students miss any exam, a make-up 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.

“Virtual lectures that commenced on 11th January 2021 will continue even after the physical resumption of classes.”

As stipulated in the schedule, students with outstanding 1st-semester papers are expected to report to campus on January 25 while final-year and postgraduate scholars follow on February 1 after the outstanding exams are taken.

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On February 15, all 100 level students are to proceed to campus. All other students are to follow suit on March 1.

As part of measures to contain the spread of  COVID-19 as the second wave of the virus sweeps across the world, the institution also stated that it would now strictly enforce a no-squatting policy in hostels for social distancing.

“The university management has provided handwashing facilities in all students’ areas, such as lecture theatres, examination halls, and places commonly frequented by staff and students on campus,” the statement added.

“Each student should have at least five changeable face masks, and pocket sanitizers, among others. Enforcement of the no-squatting policy in the university hostels will be strictly pursued to ensure the physical distancing policy.”

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