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Only final year students will resume academic activities says LASU

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Ahead of the September 14 school resumption in Lagos State, the Lagos State University (LASU) said on Friday that only final year students at the undergraduate level such as 400, 500 and 600 levels would be permitted to resume academic activities.

The institution’s Senate made the clarification in a statement by the institution’s Head of Centre for Information, Press and Public Relation, Mr Ademola Adekoya.

The school explained that lecture hours would be from 9a.m to 3p.m daily (Monday to Friday).

“Postgraduate students such as Masters and PhD are also to resume on Sept. 14 but their lectures will strictly hold on weekends only.

“The decision of the university senate to commence normal academic activities was in compliance with the directive of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State and Visitor to the university.

“Sanwo-Olu said that all tertiary institutions in the state can re-open from Monday 14th Sept. 2020.

“We know fully well that our country and indeed the entire globe is yet to overcome or produce a vaccine for COVID-19,” he said.

Adekoya said that they were taking precautionary measures in line with the protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to ensure safety of our returning staff, students and the entire university community.

He said the university had decided that the gradual re-opening of the school would be guided by the following rules and regulations

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“200 to 500 level (all levels other than 100 level and final year) students will commence academic activities on Nov.9 while lectures for newly admitted students (100 levels) will commence on Jan.11, 2021.

“Sandwich Degree Programme, Part-Time in Epe Campus and Diploma students will commence lectures on Nov.13 and their lectures will hold only on weekends,” Adekoya said.

According to the PRO, conditions for accessing the university campuses includes: staffs and students must wear face mask, screening and checking of entrants at all entrances.

“Other includes: staff and students must wear their Identity cards in order to be allowed access into the University and everybody must come with their handsanitisers.

“Staff, students and the entire university community are enjoined to abide by the above listed regulations put together in order that we have a healthy community devoid of the novel COVID-19 virus.

“Security personnel will also be of continuous surveillance in order to identify violators of laid down rules and regulations,” he said.

 

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