Following the recent suspension of the nine-month industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Senate of the University of Ilorin has approved the resumption of academic activities for the Rain Semester from Monday, January 11, 2021.
In a statement by the institution’s director of Corporate Affairs, Alhaji Kunle Akogun, the students would receive lectures online.
Kunle Akogun confirmed that the decision was taken at the 285th Emergency Meeting of the Senate, which held virtually via Zoom on Thursday.
The statement explained that lectures will, however, be through online platform in line with the directive of the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The resumption of academic activities followed the Senate’s approval of proposals by the Committee of Provost and Deans in their meeting held last Wednesday (December 30, 2020).
The Senate also approved the reappointment of Professor Sylvia O. Malomo as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), and Professor Mikhail Buhari as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RTI).
Other resolutions of the meeting read: “There will be 13 weeks of lectures; There will be three weeks of Rain Semester Examinations; There will be only two weeks for marking and computations of results;
“Training of staff on Virtual Learning between Monday, 4th January and Friday, 8th January, 2021; Practical classes will commence after COVID-19 break.”207