Here are dates UNILORIN students must return for physical classes -Official

  The management of the University of Ilorin has announced phased resumption of physical classes beginning from January 25, 2021. Prompt News reports that the University on Monday, January 11, resumed virtual classes for all levels of students. In a statement on Friday, Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, announced thus: “In furtherance to the virtual resumption of academic activities at the University of Ilorin on January 11th, 2021 and in compliance with the directive of the Federal Government, the University management has announced a phased reopening of the institution…

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Panic Rocks LASU College of Medicine as 3 Students Contract COVID-19

  Panic as rocked the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) as theee students have tested positive for COVID-19. Following this, the management of the college has closed its hostel, isolated the students and embarked on contact tracing. A statement by the institution said: “The management of Lagos State University wishes to inform staff, students and the general public that three students of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) have tested positive for Covid-19, leading the college to immediately close down all its hostel facilities.” In view…

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20 UNIILORIN Teaching Hospital Doctors Contract COVID-19 within 21 Days

  At least 20 doctors have been infected with COVID-19 at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH). President of UITH chapter of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Dr Badmus Habeeb, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. He said that members of the association were battling with the pandemic based on available resources. “About 20 of our members have been infected with the virus in the past two to three weeks. “I must reiterate that this is not…

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Primary, Secondary Schools Resume Jan 18, Nigerian Government declares

  The Nigerian Government has declared that there is no going back on the January 18, 2021 resumption date for Primaey and secondary schools nationwide. This announcement settled the back and forth on whether the school should resume due to rising cases of COVID-19 or not, and despite the pressure being mounted by some stakeholders including the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The decision to retain the date, was taken on Thursday after due consultations between the Ministry of Education and critical stakeholders…

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Jan 18 resumption date for Primary, Secondary Schools has not changed – PTF

    The Nigeria’s Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic has said that the January 18, 2021, resumption date for schools across the country has not changed. Speaking in a television programme on Tuesday night, the PTF National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, said the date remains the same until the Federal Ministry of Education determines otherwise. His clarification followed the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu’s remark on Monday, which had indicated that the January 18 date for resumption of schools in the country would be…

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Why Lecturers are Against Jan. 18 Re-Opening Of Nigerian Varsities – ASUU

  The Nigerian Universiry lecturers’ union, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reiterated its serious objection to plans to reopen universities in Nigeria. ASUU insisted that Nigerian universities are not ready to re-open amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Union is asking the federal government to review the January 18 date earlier fixed and communicated through the National Universities Commission (NUC), as the virus continues ravaging across the country. “Our concern is rooted in the safety of our members. What happens to congested hostels, crowded classrooms?…

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Nigeria Reviews January 18 School Resumption Date

  The Nigerian Government has said it was reviewing the January 18, 2021 date earlier fixed for resumption of schools for the 2020/2021 second term across Nigeria. The Government said this on Monday through the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. Adamu, who spoke after the Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, had painted a gloomy picture of the COVID-19 situation in Nigeria, said: “On the January 18 resumption date, we are reviewing it. “We are going…

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It’s Dangerous To Reopen Nigerian Varsities Now, Lecturers warn

  Nigerian Lecturers’ Union has given a stern warning against reopening of universities due to the second wave of COVID-19 in the country. Branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday, according to a report by The PUNCH, assessed COVID-19 protocols in the universities and said the institutions were not ready for safe reopening. The chapters of the union, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, commented on the directive of the  National Universities Commission that universities could resume on January 18, but must adhere to COVID-19 protocols in hostels…

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Our job not done yet, LASU ex-VC, Prof. Fagbohun, says in farewell address

  Here in an emotional look-back at the last five years, immediate past Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, opens up, in an address “for the last time as VC,” on what he truly thinks of thousands of students, members of governing council, lecturers, the alumni among others.     My Farewell Address as LASU’s 8th Substantive Vice-Chancellor Dear incredible members of the LASU Community, with a heart full of gratitude – I address you today for the last time as your vice-chancellor. Exactly five years…

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