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FUOYE Shuts Down over Coronavirus Disease

The management of the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has ordered the closure of the institution from the 23rd of March 2020 over the spread of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Recall that the Federal Government ordered the shutdown of all tertiary institutions nationwide to curtail the spread of Coronavirus. 

Twenty four hours after the federal government ordered all educational institutions in the country to shut down, the National Universities Commission also ordered universities across the country to close for a month beginning from March 23, 2020.

In a memo circulated to all members of staff and students signed by FUOYE Acting Registrar, Mufutau A Ibrahim: “In the light of the Federal Government’s directive and evolving reality of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the University Management at its meeting held on Friday, 20th March 2020 directed the closure of the university with effect from Monday, 23rd March 2020”

According to the memo, “the management also directed all students to vacate their Halls of Residence and the University’s premises immediately, while staff are to stay at home with effect from Monday, 23rd March 2020 until further notice.”

“You are all advised to abide by the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus,” he concluded. 


The Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) has ravaged about 140 countries and more than 200, 000 persons have been infected, leaving about 10,000 dead.

The spread has led countries to lock down many cities.

Currently, Nigeria has recorded 12 known cases, although authorities say one of the victims has fully recovered.

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