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School Reopening: UNILORIN VC Speaks On Resumption Of Academic Activities

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Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem has cleared the air on rumours that the institution has announced resumption date.

According to Abdulakareem during a conversation with reporters in the Kwara State capital on Monday, August 17, the institution is yet to fix any date for resumption of academic activities for students of the UNILORIN.

The VC said this became pertinent as the Federal government was yet to announce a date for institutions in the country to allow for students to resume classes.

“UNILORIN would remain closed to students pending the directives of constituted authorities,” said Abdulkareem.

He added, “The university is fully prepared to welcome its students back to campus for the completion of the rest of the 2019/2020 academic session and subsequent new session,”

He disclosed further that the institution has made every arrangement “to ensure that the campus is made safe and conducive for members of the university community.”

Abdulkareem added that arrangements were also ongoing in the UNILORIN to ensure that the processes of ‘admission of new students begin as stated by concerned authorities.’

The VC expressed delight that the institution remains the choice of the greatest number of intending students.

He described UNILORIN “as a training ground, not only in the academic field but also in leadership,” adding that he was not surprised about the appointment of some members of staff serving as Vice Chancellors of some sister universities among positions.

Naija News understands that gates of high institutions in Nigeria has remained closed since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the nation.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has listed things that must be done to re-open Universities amidst determination to close down all schools across the county.