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UNILAG recalls students back to hostels amid rising Covid-19 cases


The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka has approved the reopening of hostels to students ahead of the second-semester examinations.

The recalling of the students which is between August 26 and September 26, 2021, however, comes with a series of conditions as authorities move to curb the spread of Covid-19 which is in its third wave in Nigeria.

This disclosure is contained in a notice to the students entitled, “Schedule of Accommodation of Bonafide Students with Allocated Bed Spaces in the Hostels for 2nd Semester 2019-2020 In-Person Examinations.”

According to Channels Television, the notice which was issued on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, and signed by the Dean of Student Affairs, Professor Ademola Adeleke, revealed that the hostels would be opened to qualified students from Thursday next week.

What the authorities in UNILAG are saying in the notice

The notice from UNILAG partly reads, “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 states that the students must be registered for the current semester and present a coloured docket for the examinations adding that they are also required to present a bottle of hand sanitiser, at least 10 face 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 on August 28 and leave on September 5, 2021.

Also, 300 level students with allocated bed space are expected should move into their hostels on September 11 and depart on September 18, while the 400 and 500 level students will enter the hostels on September 18 and move out on September 26.

The notice said, “Regulations with associated penalties for hostel residency are still applicable and must be obeyed by all students.’’

In case you missed it

  • It can be recalled that the senate of UNILAG, after an emergency meeting which was held on July 12, 2021, directed all students to vacate their hostels and halls of residence with effect from July 13, 2021, to check the rising cases of Covid-19 on the campus.
  • The decision was taken following Covid-19 scare on campus after some students tested positive to the virus.
  • The students have been receiving online classes using the institution’s Learning Management System (LMS) since the July 12 closure


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