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FUOYE Resumes, Outlines COVID-19 Protocols and Clarifies Method of Lecture

The Federal University Oye-Ekiti has announced Tuesday, 19th January 2021 as its resumption date. This was announced in the school’s memorandum, dated 15th of January, 2021, and signed by Babatope S. Ademiloye, the Head of Academic Affairs.

The Memo, which was released after the University’s 43rd Senate Statutory Meeting held on Wednesday the 13th of January 2021, expects all students to be in school by Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, so as to complete the first semester 2019/2020 Academic Session, while the staff resume on Monday, 18th January, 2021.

It further explained that the “Academic Calendar for 2019/2020 Academic Session has been reviewed” and the date will be communicated via the student portal.

Sequel to the announcement of the resumption date, the Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Dosu Malomo, has hereby welcomed “all students back to school.” He has also, urged the students to follow the University’s COVID-19 prevention guides for resumption.

Prof. Malomo stated in his memo that “faculties, offices, classes, laboratories, workshops and University Hostels will be cleaned, fumigated and decontaminated on Saturday 16th January 2021.” 

He further indicated that the school hostels will be open for students from the first day of resumption, as he stressed that “no visitor will be allowed into the University hostels till further notice.”

To strengthen the campus’ strict, social distancing, temperature check, facemask, and handwashing protocols, each student has been instructed to always be with a hand sanitiser, within and outside the campus.

“Students are to come with hand sanitisers which must be in their possession at all times and be used at intervals.” And to monitor the off-campus residents, the “Student Affairs Division will liaise with off-campus hostels to ensure they adhere to all COVID-19 protocols.” Prof. Malomo explained.

“Kindly be assured that the University will put all necessary arrangements in place to ensure conducive learning environment, accommodation and COVID-19 prevention protocols.”

He ended his memo by wishing the entire student body a successful resumption.
Speaking to our Reporter on the likely lecture method to be adopted by the university, Dr Malomo noted that a mixture of virtual and physical teaching methods will be used.

“…a hybrid module is proposed,” he stated.

“Students are to come with their Android phones, laptops or tablets for virtual learning and teaching,” he concluded.

The entire student body has been assured of a safe and “conducive learning environment,” and can therefore resume for academic activities, immediately.

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