Gubernatorial Elections: New resumption dates for Nigerian Universities
By our Reporter
As a result of the extension by one week the conduct of the governorship and state houses of assembly election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), some Nigerian universities both Public and private have announced new resumption dates for academic activities.
Nigerian tertiary institutions had earlier been directed by the Federal Ministry of Education to suspend academic activities until 14th March when the election would’ve been concluded.
But INEC postponed the second round of the country’s general elections earlier scheduled for 11th March, to 18th March.
Consequently, the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Lagos State University (LASU), University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos State University of Education (LASUED) and Usmanu Danfodiyo University (UDUS), Elizade Univeristy (EU) among others, have announced new resumption dates.
The University of Abuja had stated that it is not going on break and would instead continue academic activities virtually throughout the period of the break.
Meanwhile, LASU, UNILAG, LASUED, Elizade and FUOYE have released statements to announce new dates of resumption.
The Senate for UNILAG and LASU approved Tuesday March 21st for resumption, said statements from both institutions.
The Head, Communications Unit at UNILAG, Adejoke Alaga-Ibraheem, however, said all other activities of the university, including inaugural lectures and meetings (excluding teaching), should continue as scheduled.
“On behalf of the University of Lagos Senate, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, FAS, has approved that the resumption of academic activities be postponed to Tuesday, March 21, 2023. However, all other activities of the university, including inaugural lectures and meetings (excluding teaching), should continue as scheduled,” parts of the UNILAG statement read.
Meanwhile, LASU said the ongoing examinations would continue on Wednesday 22nd March, a day after new resumption date scheduled for Tuesday, 21st March.
Meanwhile, FUOYE and LASUED approved Monday, 20th March, for resumption of academic activities.
LASUED Registrar, Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa, said the resumption date only applies to students.
A memorandum by FUOYE Registrar, Mufutau Ibrahim, stated that the first semester examination begins on Tuesday 21st, a day after resumption.
He said: “There will be an intensive physical revision exercise to prepare students adequately for the forthcoming 2022/2023 first semester examinations which will take place from Tuesday 21st March to Saturday, 25th March.”
Also,Mr. Omololu Adegbenro, Registrar Elizade University said that resumption dates have been shifted to 21st March as a result of the Governorship Election while examination scheduled to hold on the 24th March will hold as scheduled.