The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has announced the resumption date for the 2019/2020 academic session, and the cancellation of the 2020/2021academic session.
This was confirmed in a statement released by the university registrar, Mrs. M. I. Omosule, after the university’ senate meeting on Tuesday,19 January 2021.
She informed that the institution’s Senate approved the resumption of final year students of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Clinical Students in the College of Health Sciences, and final year students of the Faculty of Agriculture are to resume on campus on the 7 February, lectures resume the following day. It also stated that other students would take their classes virtually.
The statement reads “consequent upon the directive of the Federal Government that schools should re-open, the Senate of Obafemi Awolowo University at its meeting held today, 19th January 2021 announced the following resumption time-table for the continuation of the 2019/2020 academic session that was suspended in March 2020 following the outbreak of COVID-19.
“Final year students in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Clinical Students in the College of Health Sciences, and year four (4) students in the Faculty of Agriculture are to come into residence on February 7, 2021. All other students are to attend their classes virtually.
“Lectures resumes on February 8, 2021. The approved resumption program is subject to periodic review in line with the realities and trend of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“In addition, the Senate approved the cancellation of 2020/2021 Academic Session.”
On the issue of COVID-19 guidelines, the Senate was emphatic on the need for both staff and students to strictly adhere to Federal Government stipulated protocols put in place to mitigate the spread of the virus.
“Staff, students and other members of the university community must also adhere strictly to the recommendations of the COVID-19 Committee of the University”.
Recall that, the University of Ibadan (UI) also canceled their 2020/2021 academic session following the Federal Government’s approval for schools across the nation to resume on 18 January 2021.