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COVID-19: Varsity bans students from hostels

From Stella Obi, Ibadan

Management of University of Ibadan has banned hostel accommodation for students to contain the spread of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic in the institution.

The affected students are both the undergraduate and the post-graduate students.

Director of Public Communication, University of Ibadan, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, in a statement made available to journalists  added that the move was to adhere to COVID-19 protocols.

Mr Oladejo added that no student would be accommodated on campus henceforth, noting that the 2020/2021 first semester lectures will be delivered online.

In the statement, Oladejo informed that management has noted the information trending on the social media indicating that the university had published allocation of students into their respective halls of residence and students were expected to make payments.

“The university hereby wishes to inform the new students and the general public to disregard the information as student registration portal has not been opened. Kindly beware!

“Management wishes to restate as contained in the University’s Official Bulletin No. 4353 of 14 January, 2021 entitled Approved Revised Academic Calendar for 2018/2019.

“In approving the calendar, Senate noted the prevailing circumstances occasioned by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to comply with the protocols established for the control of the spread of the pandemic".

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