UNILAG announces reopening of hostels, release exam schedule

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has announced the reopening of school hostels previously shut down due to the COVID-19 scare among the university population.

Apart from reopening the hostels, the university authorities also announced the schedule of exams for the students which it noted will be conducted physically.

The announcements on the resumption of physical activities were contained in a statement signed by the institution’s registrar, Oladejo Azeez.

It will be recalled that UNILAG had ordered students to vacate the premises and later shut down the school amidst COVID-19 fears but has now announced a resumption with the second-semester examination scheduled to commence on August 26.

The resumption notice to the students on Tuesday night was titled ‘Important notice: Schedule of accommodation of bonafide students with allocated bed spaces in hostels for second semester 2019-2020 in-person examination’ and it reads: “On the authority of Senate, the University presents this schedule to accommodate legal occupants in the hostels for the In-Person 2nd semester 2019_2020 examinations.

“Eligible Students are expected to abide strictly by the schedule and guidelines for admittance into the Halls of Residence.

“(They) must be registered for the 2nd semester 2019-2020 session, present coloured Exam Docket for 2nd semester 2019-2020 Exams, present a bottle of hand sanitizer (Minimum of 500ml), present at least 10 face masks, wear face mask into and out of the hostels at all times, must use their allocated bed spaces.

“The Schedule for accommodation for examinations is as follows: 100 and 200-level students with allocated bed space should move into the hostels from Thursday 26 August 2021 and depart on or before Saturday 11 September 2021.

“500-level Faculty of Law Students with allocated bed space should move into their hostels on Saturday 28 August and depart on Sunday 5 September 2021.

“300-level students with allocated bed space should move into their hostels on Saturday 11 September and depart on Saturday 18 September 2021.

“400 and 500-level students with allocated bed space should move into their hostels on Saturday 18 September and depart on Sunday 26 September 2021.

“Extant rules and regulations with associated penalties for hostel residency are still applicable and must be obeyed by all students.”

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