The University of Benin on Wednesday directed students of the institution to stay at home till further notice.
The Acting Registrar of the institution, Clarkson Ehigiator, in a statement said the directive was in accordance with the Edo State government’s decision to suspend school resumption till further notice.
Ehigiato explained that with this decision, students earlier scheduled to resume academic activities, will not be allowed in the halls of residence on January 30, or be physically present on February 1
He added that as the management await a new directive from the government, the University of Benin acknowledged the sacrifices made by students and their parents during the most challenging period.
“The University of Benin as a Federal Institution, located in Benin City, must adhere to all directives of the Edo state government.
”The governor of the state announced the postponement of School resumption from Jan. 18, 2021, which will be reviewed on Feb.1.
“The Academic calendar remains unchanged as online classes will fully commence.
“The University’s Management is committed to ensuring the provision of quality education to our own dear students without compromising on our collective safety.
”Management also recognizes that students are eager to return to school for their academic activities, all things possible are being done to actualize that objective as the interest of the students remains paramount,” Ehigiator said.
Recall that about 3,500 students who sat for the UNIBEN Post-UTME in December, were faced with uncertainties after the institution management announced that its server had collapsed and the affected students would have to return to take the test.
A situation, that might jeopardize their chances of gaining admission into the university of their first choice.