COVID-19: UNILAG reopens hostels after six weeks

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The management of the University of Lagos, Akoka have approved the reopening of hostels to students.

In a memo sent to the students on Tuesday night, the school authorities announced that hostels will be reopened from Thursday, August 26, 2021.

The school’s authorities also approved the commencement of the second semester examinations physically on campus.

“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,” the statement read.

“(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,” it added.

On July 14, 2021, all hostels in the University of Lagos (UNILAG) was shut down indefinitely over the rise in reported cases of coronavirus on the campus.




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