Following the postponement of the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections, the University of Lagos has shifted its resumption date to Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

Recall that the National Universities Commission had earlier ordered the closure of universities across the country to enable students to participate in the general elections scheduled for February 25 and March 11.

However, the Independent National Electoral Commission moved the March 11 elections to March 18.

According to a statement signed by UNILAG’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Folasade Ogunsola, all activities of the university, excluding teaching, should continue as scheduled.

“It would be recalled that the Federal Government had directed that students of higher institutions across the country should vacate their schools ahead of the 2023 general elections. As a result, the University Senate approved the suspension of academic activities (teaching) from Tuesday, February 21, 2023, to Tuesday, March 14, 2023,” the statement read in part.

Also, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State, on Friday said it would resume academic activities on March 20, after the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections in the country.

The institution’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Akeem Adeyemi, who disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria, said, “We, however, apologise to parents and guardians for any inconveniences that this development might have caused them.”

Similarly, the management of Redeemer’s University, in a statement by its Registrar, O. E. Akindele, advised students of the university to resume on March 20, 2023.

It also said, “The 2022/2023 first semester examinations will continue from Thursday, 23 to Friday, April 7, 2023, for returning students. Examination for fresh students (100 level only) will commence on Tuesday, April 4, till Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Lectures for the second semester for fresh students (100 level only) will commence on Monday, April 24, 2023.

“Students are to note that in view of the adjustment in the academic calendar and election break, there will not be a mid-semester break after the first semester examinations, and academic activities for the second semester will commence immediately thereafter.”





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