- The University of Ilorin has picked January 11, as its resumption of academic activities
- Kunle Akogun, the institution's director, corporate affairs, disclosed this on Thursday, December 31
- Akogun said the university has also approved online lectures for the students
Barely one week after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) called off its 10-month-old strike, the management of the University of Ilorin has declared that the institution would resume a full academic session on January 11, 2021.
PM News reports that the announcement was contained in a statement signed by the director, corporate affairs of the institution, Kunle Akogun, on Thursday, December 31.
Legit.ng gathered that Akogun said the Senate of the University of Ilorin has approved the resumption of academic activities for the Rain Semester as from January 11, 2021.
The statement read:
“Following the recent suspension of the nine-month industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Senate of the University of Ilorin has approved the resumption of academic activities for the Rain Semester as from Jan.11, 2021.
“The resumption of academic activities followed the Senate’s approval of proposals by the committee of provost and deans in their meeting held on Dec. 30, 2020.”
Akogun added that other resolutions of the meeting included 13 weeks of lectures and three weeks of Rain Semester examinations.
“There will be only two weeks for marking and computations of results and training of staff on virtual learning between January 4th and 8th 2021. Practical classes will commence after COVID-19 break."
He noted that at its 285th emergency meeting held virtually via zoom on December 31, the Senate explained that lectures will, however, be delivered online in line with the directives of the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The Senate has also approved the re-appointment of Prof. Sylvia Malomo as deputy vice-chancellor (academic), and Prof. Mikhail Buhari as the deputy vice-chancellor (RTI).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the ASUU finally called off its strike action on Wednesday, December 23, after ten months of leaving students frustrated and tired of staying at home.
It was reported that Professor Bodun Ogunyemi, ASUU president, announced the long-awaited good news following a meeting with the federal government. The union had in a tweet on Tuesday, December 22, hinted at the possibility of resumption.
The federal government on Monday, December 21, said Nigerian university students would be returning to classrooms by January 2021.
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