The Management of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State has announced Friday 6th of November as the resumption date for the continuation of the first semester of the academic session.
This was contained in an internal memorandum with ref no RUGIPO/REC/MPO/122/VOL.IV/106 released by the Rector’s Office to the School Registrar and made available to the school press in the early hours of Tuesday, 3rd of November.
Confirming the authentication of the news to our correspondent, the Chairman, Council of Governor, Comrade Oluyede Adeleke Micheal (Attribute) said there is no iota of truth in the widely spread rumour that the management has not announced resumption date.
The memo read: “Sequel to the meeting that was held yesterday by the school management, for the unconcluded first semester of 2019/2020 academic session, all students of the Polytechnic are directed to resume on Campus on Friday, 6th of November, 2020 and online matriculation of fresh students start on Monday, 9th of November, 2020 to Friday, 13th of November, 2020 (1st week).”
Likewise, the continuation and conclusion of semester lectures for SIWES students, and general revisions for other students and conclusion of registration formalities start on Monday, 9th of November, 2020 to Friday, 4th of December, 2020 (1st – 4th week).
Furthermore, the first semester examinations are slated for Monday, 7th of December, 2020 to Tuesday, 24th of December, 2020 (5th – 7th week) and the semester ends on Tuesday, 24th of December, 2020.
In addition, the second semester for the inconclusive 2019/2020 academic session starts with the resumption of all students on Sunday, 3rd of January, 2021 and commencement of all academic activities including lecturers on Monday, 4th of January, 2021.
Recall that academic activities in the Polytechnic were suspended by the state’s authority on Friday, 20th of March, 2020 following the outbreak and widespread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria.
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