UNILAG shuts hostels, reverts to online classes only




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The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has asked its to vacate the halls of residence by 12noon to check the spread of the -19 the campus.


The Senate of the university took the decision to close the hostels during an emergency meeting held Wednesday.

The closure follows some testing positive to -19

A statement released by the Information Unit of the university noted that classes for the rest of the semester of the 2020 academic session would virtually until July 26, 2021.


The statement noted that who to the virus recently have been sent to health facilities while contact tracing was in progress.

The statement reads: “The University of Lagos commenced physical classes at the end of May 2021 when the positivity rate of the -19 infection dropped to about per cent.

“The University Management continued to enforce the COVID-19 protocols in all the teaching and learning spaces as well as the student halls of residence.

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“In addition, the COVID-19 vaccination was made available to the staff and students through the support of the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council. Lately, some students have . These students have been sent to the appropriate designated facilities in the State and contact-tracing has enabled to identify those who have had exposure and directed them to isolate.

“The is, indeed, worrisome especially noting the reluctance of the majority of students to comply the COVID-19 prevention protocols.

“To avoid the escalation of campus, the University Senate at an emergency meeting held Wednesday, 14th of July 2021 approved that all students vacate the halls of residence by 12.00pm indefinitely. Lectures for the rest of the semester will continue to be delivered virtually effect from 26th July 2021.”

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