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The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has made it public on Wednesday that online classes in the school will resume on January 25, 2021. The Head of the Media Unit of the university Mrs. Olufadeke Akinleye, while speaking on the matter said the decision was due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new resumption date is contained in the revised academic calendar for the first semester of the 2019/2020 academic session released by the university. Lectures would end March 5 ahead of first Semester examination scheduled to begin March 15. The examination scheduled to hold online would last until April 1 when the semester is scheduled to end.

Students would be on break for one week to resume April 12.

Similarly, Afe Babalola, founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, said private universities that have complied with the guidelines on preventing the spread of COVID-19 should be allowed to reopen.

Babalola stated further that it was not feasible to ask private universities with “world-class facilities” to wait for their public counterparts before resuming, as the virus may not be completely eliminated in the next one year.

“I am of the firm view that mass closure of schools is both unconstitutional, disastrous, and counter-productive. It is certainly unjust to the parents, teachers, students, and proprietors of schools and also violates the rule of natural justice,” NAN quoted him to have said.