Some Nigerian Universities have announced their resumption dates after the 9 months long ASUU strike, and we have curated a shortlist of these universities and tertiary institutions.
It all started March ending last year and almost along with the Covid-19 break, the ASUU strike drag from that late March to December 2020. The Nigerian public universities and most other tertiary institutions were shut due to the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) decision to go on a strike.
Nine months later, with negotiation and re-negotiations, the staff union eventually suspended the strike on Wednesday, December 23.
However, the suspension came at a festive season, and the schools could not resume immediately because of the public holidays declared for the festive period. Just at the time too, the federal government also placed a suspension on Universities academic activities. This was due to a new rise in the spread of the novel virus, Covid-19.
The directive was made by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in a circular signed by its deputy executive secretary administration, Mr Chris Maiyaki.
Despite the directive, some universities have now announced their resumption dates. Kokocampus has brought you the list of Nigerian universities that have announced their resumption dates and are set to kick off academic activities in January.
List of Nigerian Universities That Have Announced Resumption Dates
1. University of Ilorin
The management of the University of Ilorin has announced their resumption date to be January 2021. Academic activities for the Rain semester in the institution will commence on January 11, 2021.
However, to conform with the NUC directives, the university explained that lectures will be online.
2. Bayero University Kano (BUK)
Following the cancellation of 2019-2020 academic sessions, BUK has announced its resumption date. The resumption date is Monday, January 18, 2021.
According to the Senate, the school will resume its first-semester academic activities for undergraduates on Monday, January 18, 2021. The second semester will begin on Monday, May 3, 2021.
The first-semester resumption date for the postgraduate students is slated for Monday, January 18, 2021. Tuesday, June 2021 will be the resumption date for the second semester.
3. The University of Benin in Benin City (UNIBEN)
The management of UNIBEN has fixed its school resumption date for January 30, 2021. All UNIBEN students have been directed to resume for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic activities.
Premium Times disclosed that directive came at the end of University’s Senate meeting on Monday, January 4. The directive is contained in a circular issued by the University public relations officer, Benedicta Ehanire.
4. University Of Lagos (UNILAG) And LASU
According to the Special Adviser to Lagos state government, Tokunbo Wahab, some tertiary school in Lagos are already in session but the resumption date is not yet officially finalized upon.
Talking to BBC Pidgin, Tokunbo said the final year students are allowed to enter school premises and gradually, other students will join. This procedure was put in place to control the students’ population.
This procedure is only applicable to the tertiary institutions in the state, while Federal institutions will have their resumption date decided upon in coming weeks.
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