Lagos State University, Ojo has released guidelines on resumption of academic activities post COVID-19.
In a statement by university on Friday, the decision of the university senate to commence normal academic activities is in compliance with the directive of Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State and visitor to the university that tertiary Institutions in the state can re-open from Monday 14th September, 2020.
According to the statement: “The university Senate and Management knowing full well that our country and indeed the entire globe is yet to overcome or produce a vaccine for Corona Virus has taken precautionary measures in line with the protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to ensure safety of our returning staff, students and the entire University Community.”
Owing to this, the university has decided that the gradual re-opening of the institution will be guided by rules and regulations and only final year students at the undergraduate level that is 400, 500 and 600 level (depending on duration of programme) students respectively, are permitted to resume academic activities on Monday 14th September, 2020 and their lecture hours will be from 9.00am to 3.00pm daily (Monday to Friday).
Also, Postgraduate students (Masters and PhD) are to also resume on Monday 14th September, 2020 but their lectures will strictly hold on weekends only.
“Students in 200 to 500 level (all levels other than 100 level and final year) will commence academic activities on Monday 9th November, 2020 while lectures for newly admitted students (100 levels) will commence on Monday 11th January, 2021.
“Sandwich Degree Programme, Part-Time in Epe Campus and Diploma students will commence lectures on Friday 13th November, 2020 and their lectures would hold only on weekends.
On conditions for accessing the university campuses, the university management said staff, students and any other individual without face mask will not be allowed access into any of the university campuses in Ojo, Epe and Ikeja.
“Also screening and checking of entrants at all entrances of the university using infrared thermometers is compulsory, staff and students must wear their Identity cards in order to be allowed access into the university, staff and students must come into the university campuses Ojo, Epe and Ikeja with their individual hand sanitizers.”
The university management however said all academic members of staff are to resume on Monday 14th September, 2020.
Also, only non-academic staff members on CONUNASS 12 and above and others on essential duties would be allowed entrance into the University Campuses.
“Members of management, Directors and Deans of Faculties are the only categories of staff allowed to receive visitors within official hours during this period. Other categories of staff are to receive visitors STRICTLY on official matters,” it stated.
For regulations during lectures, the university management said lecturers must ensure that all students wear their facemask during classes, lecturers must ensure that their classes are not crowded and students observe physical distancing by maintaining the prescribed two meters between two students and lecturers must ensure that there is adequate ventilation in their lecture rooms.