The University of Benin has announced a resumption date for students.
The school has asked students to return to campus on the 1st of February.
Schools across the country were shut down for months owing to the coronavirus pandemic coupled with the recently suspended nine-month old ASUU strike which disrupted academic activities.
Although UNIBEN had earlier announced January 30 as resumption date, the Edo government halted the process owing to COVID-19 scare despite the federal government earlier giving the nod for schools to reopen January 18.
In another statement made available on Tuesday, however, the UNIBEN management announced February 1 as the resumption date for the 2019/2020 academic session.
Endorsed by the University spokesperson, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, the statement directed students to come into the halls of residence on February 1, as lectures, both physical and online, will commence immediately.
Dr. Ehanire said only students with official receipts of payment of school charges, who have successfully filled, submitted and printed a mandatory on-line questionnaire would be allowed into halls of residence and lecture theatres.
She added that students residing in the school hostels are expected to bring along, at least, five pieces of washable face mask and two 5mls vials of hand sanitisers each.
“The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Lilian Salami, on behalf of management, looks forward to welcoming all students to campus for a more fulfilling academic session,” Ehanire added.
Meanwhile, the University management insists that the earlier announced Academic Calendar remains unchanged as on-line and physical classes will fully commence immediately.