Election postponement: List of universities that have extended their resumption dates
Following the postponement of the governorship and state assembly elections to March 18, several universities have extended their resumption dates for academic activities.
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced a one-week delay of the elections earlier scheduled for March 11 for reconfiguration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines used during the presidential and National Assembly elections two weeks ago.
Here are universities that have postponed their resumption as a result of this;
The University of Lagos (UNILAG), in a Facebook post on Friday, said, “On behalf of the University Senate, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, FAS, has approved that the resumption of academic activities be postponed to Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
Vice Chancellor and Chairman of the Lagos State University (LASU) Senate, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, on Thursday said on granted executive approval on behalf of the governing body for the extension of the resumption date.
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Olatunji-Bello further directed that all students should resume on Tuesday, March 21, adding that
Kwara State University
Also, Kwara State University, in a post on Tuesday, notified stakeholders that the university would reopen on Wednesday, March 15.
Nasarawa State University
Nasarawa State University, in a Friday circular shared on Facebook, said the earlier resumption date of Tuesday, March 14 had been shifted to Sunday, March 19.
Benue State University, UNI Agric
Benue State University (BSU) and the Federal University of Agriculture both in Makurdi, have moved their resumption to the 20th of March, 2022.
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