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Ahead of resumption: LASU VC Fagbohun says students to resume in batches


Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, Olanrewaju Fagbohun, has announced that plans have already been put in place for students to resume in batches starting from September 14 as directed by Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Fagbohun made this known while speaking during a radio interview on Monday monitored by BusinessDay, stating that on the immediate, 400, 500 and 600 levels students would resume first for two months with intensive lectures starting from 9am – 3pm daily for those that live off-campus.

According to him, “The 400, 500 and 600 levels students would resume for a duration of two months After the completion of 400 level,500 level and 600 level resumption; students in 200 level and 300 level are to resume for two months of lectures before the commencement of exams.

Resumption for the students in 200 level and 300 level was divided into different days of the week.

On Mondays and Wednesdays, 300 level students would be on campus for lectures.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, 200 level students would be on campus in order to maintain social distancing.

Fagbohun said the decision was in a bid to protect the lives of the students and staff of Lagos State University and to prevent contracting the Coronavirus disease.

The VC noted that all precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 had been put in place by the management.

“Regular hand washing is very important as the university has provided taps and soap dispenser in the school. The use of facemask is compulsory.

“In line with the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) requirement for medical facilities, Lagos State University has a COVID-19 team to keep the university on its toes in ensuring compliance. Isolation places have been provided in the university. “There are waiting areas and consultations rooms available in the Lagos State University. With the prepared roadmap, Lagos State University is prepared to accommodate students and visitors. Visitors are implored to kindly comply with the laid-down rules,” he said.

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The university recently conducted online examinations for postgraduate students.

BusinessDay earlier reported that The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced that Lagos State University and other state owned tertiary institutions will open from September 14, 2020.

Sanwo-Olu will speaking during his regular briefing on the state’s COVID-19 status, on Saturday, said tertiary institutions would reopen from September 14, 2020.

The governor however said that primary and secondary schools are scheduled to re-open from September 21.

According to him, “This decision is not cast in stone and is subject to review of our on-going modelling and what procedure comes out from the Ministry of Health,”.

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