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Regional News of Tuesday, 5 January 2021


UNIBEN to resume 2019/2020, 2020/2021 sessions

According to The Nations, the University of Benin (UNIBEN) will resume the 2019/2020 academic session on January 30 and the 2020/2021 session in April.

Spokesperson Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, in a statement yesterday, said: “At the end of the University’s Senate meeting yesterday, it was resolved that old students should come into residence on January 30 for the continuation of first semester lectures. The semester is expected to run until April 1, while the second semester is billed to start on April 5, The Nations has said.

“For the 2020/2021 amended calendar, new students are to undergo online clearance from April 5 to April 30 and start orientation on May 3.

“All returning students (old and new) are required to fill an online questionnaire and submit the printout to the Dean of Students before resumption. Adhere strictly to the non-medical protocols of compulsory use of face masks, hand sanitizers and physical distancing. Possession of an android/smartphone or device is advised, as e-learning has become inevitable.

“They are expected to comply with acceptable dress codes, as determined by the university, in line with societal norms and values. Returning students with any ailment are to ensure that they are properly treated before resumption.”

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