- The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is planning a virtual matriculation to be held online
- NOUN says no student is expected to be at the venue of the event, but that it would be held through zoom
- The tertiary institution urges the students to download zoom app so that they can partake in the event
The COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria is making the various schools and tertiary institutions like the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) adopt new strategies.
The management of the institution has said it would adopt a virtual matriculation for the new intakes which it has slated for June 13.
The institution said the adopted strategy is in line with the rules against coronavirus.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this development was made known by Ibrahim Sheme, the university's director of media and publicity.
The statement said the tertiary institution adopted the virtual matriculation in obedience to the rule in the battle against COVID-19.
The report also quoted the spokesperson as saying that Abdalla Adamu, the vice-chancellor, of the university, would deliver an address.
The students would, thereafter, administer oaths on the matriculating students and this would be carried out by Felix Idoka, the registrar.
The event is going to be live using zoom and the students are not expected to be physically present.
The institution urged the proposed matriculating students to download zoom so that they can easily participate.
He said the password for the app would be made known to the students.
The new statement counters an earlier one asking the students to ensure they pick their gowns ahead of the evetn.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) said on Sunday, June 7, that it is set to commence its activities in Nigeria.
The organisation said it would commence examination after the Nigerian government reopens schools across the country.
WAEC had suspended its examinations in March 2020 following the closure of schools in the country as the government announced lockdown of some states and Abuja.
Meanwhile, the chancellor of the Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun state, Dr Ramon Adedoyin, has advised the government not to reopen schools, churches, and mosques until a permanent solution is found to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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