OAU announces cancellation of 2020/2021 session


The Senate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, OAU, has announcement its cancellation of the 2019/2020 academic session.

The session had been suspended since last year’s March on the back of the marauding COVID-19.

The eventual cancellation was contained in a statement the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Abiodun Olarewaju released wherein the authorities also announced resumption date of the new academic session and the mode of lectures, a farrago of in-person and virtual.

The statement reads in part, “Consequent upon the directive of the Federal Government that schools should re-open, the Senate of Obafemi Awolowo University at its meeting held today (Tuesday), January 19, 2021, announced the following resumption time-table for the continuation of the 2019/2020 academic session that was suspended in March 2020 following the outbreak of COVID-19:

“February 7, 2021 – Final year students in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Clinical Students in the College of Health Sciences and year four students in the Faculty of Agriculture are to come into residence. All other students are to attend their classes virtually.

“February 8, 2021 – Resumption of Lectures.

“The approved resumption programme is subject to periodic review in line with the realities and trend of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In addition, the Senate approved cancellation of 2020/2021 Academic Session.”


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