COVID-19: UNILAG shuts hostels indefinitely, returns to online lectures

Authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Akoka have shut down students’ hostels and also suspended indefinitely the physical lectures on campus.

The decision according to the university which was taken at the Senate emergency meeting held on Wednesday is to check the spread of COVID-19, the third wave of which has hit the university as many students residing in hostels have been confirmed to have contracted the disease.

According to a notice sent via Short Service Message (SMS) and emanated from the Office of Dean of Students’ Affairs to students on Wednesday afternoon, the university directed all the students in the hostels to vacate the halls of residence latest by 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

It stated further that “No access will be granted to any student after 12.00 noon on 15 July as all the hostels will be locked indefinitely and therefore advised the students to move all their belongings at once.

“So, lectures for the rest of the semester will be delivered virtually with effect from July 26, 2021.”

However, the university is currently in the Second Semester of the 2019/2020 academic session and is expected to finish the semester by early September.


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COVID-19: UNILAG shuts hostels, returns to online lectures indefinitely

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