Unilorin Finally Announces Resumption Of Academic Activities 10 Months After ASUU strike

Barely one week after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) called off its 10-month-old strike, the management of the University of Ilorin has declared that the institution would resume a full academic session on January 11, 2021.

PM News reports that the announcement was contained in a statement signed by the director, corporate affairs of the institution, Kunle Akogun, on Thursday, December 31.

Akogun said the Senate of the University of Ilorin has approved the resumption of academic activities for the Rain Semester as from January 11, 2021.

The statement read:

“Following the recent suspension of the nine-month industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Senate of the University of Ilorin has approved the resumption of academic activities for the Rain Semester as from Jan.11, 2021.

“The resumption of academic activities followed the Senate’s approval of proposals by the committee of provost and deans in their meeting held on Dec. 30, 2020.”

Akogun added that other resolutions of the meeting included 13 weeks of lectures and three weeks of Rain Semester examinations.

He said:

“There will be only two weeks for marking and computations of results and training of staff on virtual learning between January 4th and 8th 2021. Practical classes will commence after COVID-19 break.”

He noted that at its 285th emergency meeting held virtually via zoom on December 31, the Senate explained that lectures will, however, be delivered online in line with the directives of the National Universities Commission (NUC).

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The Senate has also approved the re-appointment of Prof. Sylvia Malomo as deputy vice-chancellor (academic), and Prof. Mikhail Buhari as the deputy vice-chancellor (RTI).

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