- A prominent Nigerian university, UNIBEN, has asked its students not to resume as earlier directed
- The university said is proposed physical resumption is cancelled while it awaits new directive from Edo government
- Nevertheless, the school said its calendar is not changed, saying it will fully start virtual classes
As Nigeria grapples with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Benin, popularly known as UNIBEN, has cancelled its proposed resumption.
Daily Trust reports that the university's decision came in the wake of Edo state government’s directive on half reopening of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Legit.ng gathers that the university's acting registrar, Clarkson Ehigiator, said students are not expected in the halls of residence on Saturday, January 30.
They are also not expected to be present physically for academic activities on Monday, February 1.
Ehigiator said the new development stands while the university anagement awaits a new directive from the state government.
He, however, said the school’s academic calendar remains unchanged as online classes will fully commence.
Meanwhile, consequent upon its meeting on Tuesday, January 19, the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife has entirely cancelled its 2020/2021 session.
The school's authority has also resolved to resume academic activities from Monday, February 8.
OAU's public relations officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, confirmed this to journalists on Tuesday.
In other news, the federal government has issued a clear message on the possibility of imposing another lockdown following disregards towards the safety protocols issued on COVID-19.
Speaking during a media briefing on Tuesday, January 19, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 through its chairman Bosss Mustapha lamented low compliance to the safety protocols by Nigerians.
Mustapha said since schools resumed on Monday, January 18, there has been a clear disregard for the federal government's directives on the deadly virus.
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