The University of Jos has announced that it will reopen for the 2019/2020 academic activities on January 22, nine-month after the school had been shut down.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by its Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications, Abdullahi Abdullahi.
Abdullahi also added that the reopening of the University was approved by the Senate of the institution at its 4th special meeting held on Monday, January 11, 2021.
He said, “The Senate of the University of Jos has considered and approved an amended Academic Calendar for 2019/2020 Session of the University.
“At its 4th Special Meeting for the 2019/2020 Session held on Monday 11th January 2021, Senate approved that students are to resume for the continuation of the 2019/2020 Session as from Friday 22nd January 2021 with the reopening of the various campuses of the University. According to the amended Academic Calendar, lectures would continue as from Monday, 25th January 2021.”
The statement reiterated the need of returning students and members of the University of Jos community to adhere strictly to all COVID-19 safety protocols, as the school management would strictly enforce the guidelines as stipulated by the Presidential Tax Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
Recall that as a result of the spike in cases of COVID-19 second wave, the federal government is mulling over a possible shut down of schools across the country in a bid to curtail the spread of the virus.