Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is scheduled to resume its academic activities on Monday, January 25, 2021.
The director of the university’s public affairs department, Mallam Auwalu Umar, in a statement made available to journalists, explained that the directive is subject to other directives that may be issued by the federal and state governments. ‘Kaduna State.
According to the statement, the reopening of the institution was approved by the University Senate at its 501st (special) meeting held on January 12, 2021, which informed that the 2019/2020 academic session will be completed based on the adjusted schedule approved by Senate.
The statement further explained that the decision to reopen the University followed the suspension of the ASUU strike and the directives of the National Universities Commission (NUC) based on the opinion / authorization of the working group. presidential election on COVID-19 according to which universities could reopen from January 18, 2021 in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
The Director further stated that the reopening of the University will be phased, with the first phase including all graduate / final year students and students at 100 and 200 levels.
Likewise, according to the statement, all clinical medicine students and postgraduate students are to be treated virtually using blended teaching and learning devices supported by online ICT.
In the second phase, he explained that all other non-graduate and 300-level classes in the case of a 4-year study program as well as 300 and 400 levels in the case of a 5-year study program years.
For the 300, 400 and 500 levels in the case of a 6-year degree program, he said all non-pharmaceutical COVID-19 protocols will be strictly observed anywhere on campus and each student must submit online a commitment to comply with all COVIDs. -19 protocols inside and outside the campus.
The statement warned students who did not complete and submit this form online could not print their exam card.
In addition, the university management, within its resources, would support the University Health Service (UHS) by providing personal protective equipment (PPE) and a retention bay to ensure the safe management of everything. suspected case.
Likewise, he said that the leadership will take all necessary measures to strengthen the university’s security architecture and ensure adequate safety and security for the community.