According to the PUNCH, the University of Lagos, Akoka has approved the reopening of student hostels on Thursday, August 26.
The varsity’s administration also approved the start of the second semester exams on campus.
This stated in a press release distributed to students on Tuesday night.
The reopening comes six weeks after the closure of hostels and suspension of physical lectures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus.
The press release was titled, ‘Important notice: Schedule of accommodation of bona fide students with allocated bedspaces in hostels for second semester 2019-2020 in-person examination.’
It stated, “On the authority of the 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 strictly adhere to the schedule and guidelines for admittance into the Halls of Residence.
“(They) must be registered for the second semester 2019-2020 session, present a coloured Exam Docket for the second semester 2019-2020 Exams, present a bottle of hand sanitizer (minimum of 500ml), present at least ten face masks, wear face masks into and out of the hostels at all times, and use their assigned bed spaces.
“The schedule for examination accommodation is as follows: 100 and 200-level students with assigned bed space should move into the hostels on Thursday, August 26, 2021, and depart on or before Saturday, September 11, 2021.
“500-level Faculty of Law students with assigned bed space should move into their hostels on Saturday, August 28th, and depart on Sunday, September 5th, 2021.
“300-level students with assigned bed space should arrive in their hostels on Saturday, September 11th, and depart on Saturday, September 18th, 2021.
“400 and 500-level students with assigned bed space should move into their hostels on Saturday, September 18th, and depart on Sunday, September 26th, 2021.
“Existing rules and regulations, as well as associated penalties for hostel residency, remain in effect and must be followed by all students.”