Breaking; School Resumption: ABU announces date, exempts some students
The Governing council of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria has announced Monday, January 25, 2021 as the date for reopening of the school for the resumption of academic activities.
This is coming as Adamu Adamu, the Honourable Minister of Education, has reportedly earlier announced January 18 resumption date, following the spike of Coronavirus infections across the country.
On Tuesday, the ABU’s Director of Public Affairs, Auwalu Umar Released a statement, said the reopening of the institution was approved by the University’s Senate at its 501 (Special) meeting held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
The 2019/2020 academic session would be completed based on the adjusted calendar as approved by the Senate, he said
The university management also stated that the reopening would be on a gradual and phased basis, not everybody will resume at the same time
According to the statement, only final year students, 100, 200 levels students and all clinical medical students will resume on January 25 for the first phase, while all post-graduate students will hold lectures virtually.
Also stated that all non-graduating students – 300 levels in the case of the 4-year course, 400 levels in the case of the 5-year course, and 500 levels in the case of 6-year course will resume in the second phase
However, said that the resumption is subject to further directives by the Federal and State governments.
“The decision to resume followed the suspension of ASUU strike, and the directive by National Universities Commission (NUC) based on the clearance by the Presidential Taskforce on Coronavirus that Universities could reopen as from 18th January, 2021 under strict observance of Coronavirus guidelines .” Said management
All students must do online registration and submit it in the school, Any Students who failed to complete and summit the form online will not permit to print their exams card.