The authorities of the University of Lagos,Akoka(Unilag) have approved to reopen the hostels for students from Thursday August 26. Also the second semester examinations will begin physically on that same day.
The hostel was closed for six weeks and there was suspension of physical lectures to prevent the spread of the third wave of Covid-19 on campus.
Mr Oladejo Azeez, the Registrar in Unilag gave the hint in a statement on Tuesday night, stating that the students had been doing their second semester lectures online since they closed the hostels and academic activity and now they are to start their examinations with the General studies (GST) paper scheduled between Thursday, August 26, and Saturday, August 28, August.
Unilag has also made a special arrangement with the Lagos State University Teaching hospital(LUTH) Idi-Arada and the Lagos state owned gbagada general hospital for purpose of isolation and treatment of anyone in case of contract with the disease during the examination. Although the student and staffs has agreed to adhere strictly to the government in protocol to ensure their own safety.
He said only the bonafide students with bed spaces would be allowed access into the hostels and would move in in batches.
According to Mr Oladejo Azeez, those in 100 and 200 levels would move in first from Thursday and expect to vacate the hostels on or before Saturday, September 11, 2021 while the 500 level Faculty of Law students and all the 300 level students would move in on Saturday, August 28 and Saturday, September 11 respectively and vacate the hostels on Sunday, September 5 and Saturday, September 18, also respectively.
He said the 400 and other 500 level students would move into the hostels on Saturday, September 18 and vacate on Sunday, September
Mr Azeez Oladejo also said that all the extant rules and regulations with the associated penalties guiding hostel residency are still applicable for compliance by all students.He said all the eligible hostel dwellers are also expected to abide by the guidelines for admittance into the hostels which are: they must have been duly registered for the second semester exams, ready to always wear face masks, use hand sanitisers and also stick only to their bed spaces.
The university wished all the students safe return and success in their exams.
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