UNILAG approves reopening of students’ hostels for semester exams

*Authorities of the University of Lagos say the admittance of students into hostels comes with a series of conditions as the institution moves to limit the spread of the third wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Sequel to recent closure of the lodging facilities over the spread of the third wave of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Delta variant, authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, in Lagos, have approved the reopening of hostels to students ahead of the second semester examinations of the institution.

The approval was contained in a notice to the students titled, “Schedule of Accommodation of Bonafide Students with Allocated Bed Spaces in the Hostels for 2nd Semester 2019-2020 In-Person Examinations”, endorsed by Prof. Ademola Adeleke, Dean of Student Affairs (DSA) of UNILAG.

The University noted that the hostels would be opened to qualified students from Thursday, August 26, 2021.

The notice, however, stated that admittance of students into the hostels comes with a series of conditions as the University’s authorities move to curb the spread of COVID-19 which is in its third wave in Nigeria.

Prof. Adeleke said: “On the authority of Senate, the University presents this schedule to accommodate legal occupants in the hostels for the in-person 2nd semester 2019-2020 examinations.

“Eligible students are expected to abide strictly by the schedule and guidelines for admittance into the Halls of Residence.”

The notice further noted as part of the conditions, the students must be registered for the current semester and present a coloured docket for the examinations.

They are also required to present a bottle of hand sanitiser, at least 10 nose masks, which they will wear into and out of the hostels, and use the bed spaces allocated to them.

According to the accommodation schedule for the examinations, 100 and 200 level students with allocated bed spaces are to move into the hostels from August 26 and depart on or before September 11, while 500 level Faculty of Law students will move in August 28 and leave September 5, 2021.

Likewise, 300-Level students with allocated bed spaces are expected should move into their hostels September 11 and depart September 18.

Whereas the 400 and 500-Level students will enter the hostels on September 18, and move out on September 26.

The notice added that “regulations with associated penalties for hostel residency are still applicable and must be obeyed by all students.”

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