The Senate Chamber of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko on Tuesday January 12, 2020 held an emergency meeting to discuss salient issues on resumption, reviewing the academic calendar and putting in place all the necessary measures to curb the further spread of COVID-19.
At the emergency meeting, the Senate agreed on January 18, as the resumption date to conclude the remaining part of 2019/2020 first semester. The academic calendar halted by the COVID-19 outbreak was also reviewed to comply with the directives of the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The Senate observations
The Senate, during their discussion observed that the first semester examination for the 2019/2020 Academic Session was to have commenced March 8, 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak forced the government to impose lockdowns and the lingeringASUU strike prevented the examination, and put students at home since March, 2020.
Senate in the course of deliberation consequently decided as follows that:
“That students would resume on the 18th January, 2021.
“That Examinations for the First Semester 2019/2020 Academic session would hold for four (4) weeks to allow for social distancing in the examination venues.
“That 300 to 500 level students would have their Examinations during the first two (2) weeks of the examination period that is from 24th January to 6th February, 2021.
“The 100 and 200 level students would have their examinations during the last two (2) weeks of the examinations that is 7th to 20th February,2021.
“The Senate also DIRECTED that all students must comply with all COVID-19 guidelines laid down by the authority. Wearing face mask at all times on campus (Lecture Halls, Examination Halls, Hostels and offices). Maintenance of social distancing at all times. Washing of hands at the entrances to the University and entrances of lecture Halls and Examination venues. Use of hand sanitizers at the various points of entry into the University and lecture as well as Examination Venues.
“Finally, Students are to ensure that they complete their registration for the First Semester 2019/2020 Academic Session as this will enable them to access the university facilities including examination halls.
“Please note that the policy of no mask no entry would be strictly enforced and the use of face mask by staff and students would be strictly monitored.”
The Acting Registrar, Opeoluwa Akinfenwa, signed and conveyed the decision of the Senate.
Having listed the decision made by the senate chamber of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko it is safe to inform our amiable readers to start their revisions as soon as they can. We wish everyone a safe trip back to campus.
We also wish the entirety of AAUA students and members of staff, happy resumption. However, the coronavirus is still out there. Let us mask up and keep staying safe.
Success in your examinations!
Agbelusi Samuel is a campus journalist, writer, red carpet host, political and sport analyst. A political science student that covers news and politics beats for AAUA INSIDER.