UNIBEN announces school resumption date
The University of Benin has announced the school resumption date to continue its academic session after a nine-month suspension due to the ASUU strike.
On Monday, the institution's management announced the resumption date through its Public Relations Officer, Benedicta Ehanire.
He said that the university's senate concluded to resume school on January 30, 2021, at the end of the senate's meeting on Monday. He added that the semester is expected to end in April 2021.
The management also said that all students of UNIBEN are required to fill an online questionnaire and submit the print-out to the Dean of Students’ Affairs at the resumption.
Students are also urged to maintain the safety COVID-19 guidelines and protocols, as stated by the Federal Government, to avoid the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
“The semester is expected to run until April 1, 2021, while the second semester is billed to commence on April 5, 2021, " the statement read.
“For the 2020/2021 amended calendar, new students are to undergo online clearance between April 5 and 30, 2021. Their orientation will start on May 3, 2021.
“All returning students are required to fill an online questionnaire and submit the print-out to the Dean of Students’ Affairs before resumption and adhere strictly to the non-medical protocols of COVID-19.
“The students are also advised to have an android/smartphone or device as e-learning has become inevitable, while they are expected to comply with acceptable dress codes as determined by the University in line with societal norms and values.
"Returning students with any ailment is to ensure that they are properly treated before resumption.”
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