Many Nigerian Universities have started releasing resumption dates for Their Students who have stayed long at home due to the COVID-19 lockdown and ASUU Strike.
This comes after Federal Government said that the resumption date (January 18) announced by NUC will be reviewed due to rising cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Schools like University of Jos (UNIJOS), University of Lagos (UNILAG), University of Benin (UNIBEN) have already fixed resumption dates for both the Students and Lecturers.
Public Universities have been shut down for over nine-month due to the failure of the Federal Government to meet up to the demand of ASUU Union with respect to the 2009 agreement.
The shutdown first started as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown enforced by the Federal University.
After several months, ASUU embarked on what it may be called “Indefinite Strike” in order to press home for their demands.
However on the 23rd of December, 2020, Government and ASUU finally reached a resolution which made the strike action be suspended.
University of Lagos (UNILAG)
The authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have approved January 25 as the resumption date for lectures in the institution.
On the resumption day, the University will start with an online lecture for the revised Academic Calendar for 2019/2020 session.
Some students from other public universities across the country will also resume lectures starting from the 18th of January, 2021.
Lagos State University (LASU)
The management of the University of Benin in Edo State has also informed both new and old students to start preparing for their resumption from the 30th of January, 2021.
This was according to the Senate meeting that was held on Monday.
The school management also said that 2019/2020 academic session (first semester) will commence until April 1, 20201 while the second semesters start from April 5.
Mr Benedicta Ehanire who is the University spokesman explained that after the school senate meeting was held on the 4th of January, They agreed on January 30th as resumption date while lecture commences on the 1st of February, 2021.
Meanwhile, Fresh students will also start their clearance online from 5th of February to 30th of April and their orientation session will also commence on the 3rd of May, 2021.
University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
School authorities announced that returning student should resume from 29th January while lectures commence by 1st of February.
Meanwhile, Rivers State University has resumed since 4th January 2021 after the celebration of Christmas festive seasons.
University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
The management of the University has started their online lectures since Monday, 11th January based on the scheduled Timetable released by the Senate.
Management also said all necessary arrangements are currently in place to ensure accurate online classes before the physical lectures will commence.
University of Jos (UNIJOS)
The management of the school has fixed January 22, 2021, as the resumption of their academic activities for the 2019/2020 session.
The University also said that the Senate of the institution announced that during the 4th special meeting that was held on Monday, January 11, 2020.
Bayero University Kano (BUK)
The senate of the school has said that the new academic session will commence on January 18, 2021, and their second semester starts by May 3, 2021.
The University sent out a circular, saying that 2019/2020 sessions for all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for the school have been cancelled.
The Senate also granted amnesty to Postgraduates students that have not registered within the time that was given to them.
They will continue their registration before the commencement of the new session.
University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)
The University of Abuja has also fixed January 4, 2021, to January 29, 2021, as the dates for virtual Classroom teaching.