First Technical University closed, lectures continue online
The management of the First Technical University, Ibadan, has announced the closure of the institution till after Easter in April.
A statement signed by the registrar of the university, Mrs Olayinka Balogun, released on Monday, indicated that the closure was in compliance with government’s directive that academic institutions should shut down to check the spread of coronavirus.
The management, however, said lectures would continue via the institution’s online platforms.
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Balogun said in the statement:
“The vice-chancellor, on behalf of the Senate, has approved the closure of the First Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan, with effect from Monday, 23 March 2020 till after the Easter break in April 2020.
“The closure is in compliance with the directive of the Oyo State Government that all private and public schools in the state should shut down to prevent, curtail, control and contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria in general and Oyo State in particular.
“All students are, therefore, expected to vacate the halls of residence latest by the evening of Monday, 23 March 2020. However, the University, being at the edge of technology, will deploy her Learning Management System to continue to deliver lectures and assignments online to students even while they are off-campus.
“Meanwhile, both staff and students of the First Technical University are hereby enjoined to adhere strictly to social distancing and other preventive, precautionary and safety measures to curtail further spread of the virus.”
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