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OAU Announces Resumption Date, Cancels 2020/2021 Academic Session

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has set February 7, 2021 as its resumption date for 2019/2020 academic activities.

According to a statement from OAU’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, he revealed that the varsity’s senate met on Tuesday, January 19, to approve numerous decisions, also approving the cancellation of 2020/2021 academic session.

While the 2019/2020 academic session resumes on February 8, 2021, only final year students in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Clinical Students in the College of Health Sciences, and year four students in the Faculty of Agriculture are allowed to resume residence, while others are to resume classes virtually.

“Due to the directive of the Federal Government that schools should re-open, the Senate of Obafemi Awolowo University at its meeting held on Tuesday resolved that final year students in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Clinical Students in the College of Health Sciences and year four students in the Faculty of Agriculture are to come into residence on February 7, 2021.

All other students are to attend their classes virtually as lectures resume on February 8, 2021. In addition, the Senate approved cancellation of 2020/2021 Academic Session.

“Furthermore, in line with the directives of the Federal Government on curtailing the virus, the Senate has stressed the need for both staff and students to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols which include regular use of hand sanitizer, compulsory wearing of face mask and social distancing.

“Lastly, Staff, Students and other members of the University Community must also adhere strictly to these protocols,”

the statement reads.
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