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Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by JOACHINpedro: 12:07pm On Jan 12
Vice-Chancellors of some federal and state universities in Nigeria have expressed readiness to reopen schools.

Though the Academic Staff Union of Universities had said that varsities were not ready for reopening, the VCs said they had planned to reopen their institutions as directed by the Federal Government.

One of the VCs of a federal university in the South-West told our correspondent that it was wrong for ASUU to claim that there were no guidelines for reopening varsities.
Apart from the scare arising from the second wave of COVID-19, another VC said some of them (VCs) had planned to stagger resumption.

“I think ASUU should begin to speak to facts. Inasmuch as we do not want the COVID-19 outbreak on our campuses, we had our plans. Some academic activities can resume for classes with a few populations,” one of the VCs told our correspondent on the telephone.

“LASU recently held examinations for students in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, and it went well. What do they mean by saying there is no guideline for reopening?” another VC queried.

On his part, VC of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Prof. Felix Salako, said the varsity would resume academic activities on January 18, in compliance with the directives of the Federal Government.

He said it was mischievous and political for any lecturer to go to the media to say that the university was not ready for academic activities.

Salako noted that the school had undergone fumigation more than 10 times since March 2020, just as there had been massive infrastructural rehabilitation.

He added that the management had been producing its own hand sanitisers, as well as procuring hand-washing basins and soaps needed to keep the students and members of staff safe from contracting the virus.
The vice-chancellor also said the university would be running what he described as “hybrid” teaching, a mix of physical and virtual learning, while no fewer than 150 solar panels had been installed in some of the buildings, to provide alternative sources of electricity and facilitate the planned hybrid system of learning delivery.

“The virtual learning will take care of large classes, like the part one students, but for fewer classes, we have large halls to accommodate the students”, NAN quoted Salako as saying.

Meanwhile, the University of Ilorin has started online lectures as scheduled.The management of the University of Benin also announced that the institution would resume on January 30.

Also, the Senate of Bayero University Kano, on Monday, approved the commencement of a new academic session on January 18, 2021, while the second semester would commence on May 3, 2021.

The PUNCH gathered that the Senate of Ekiti State University had also announced that the institution would resume online academic activities from January 18.

Deputy Director, Corporate Communications and Protocol of the Federal University of Technology, Akure , Mr Adegbenro Adebayo, said academic activities will resume on January 18 for its students.

The Public Relations Officer of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Biodun Olarewaju, said the Senate of the institution would meet on January 19 to decide when its students would resume.

Subject to the decision of the Senate, the spokesperson said OAU would put in place all necessary arrangements in compliance with COVID-19 protocols to ensure safety in the university environment.

The PUNCH had reported that branches of ASUU had on Sunday assessed COVID-19 protocols in the universities and said the institutions were not ready for safe reopening.

The chapters of the union, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, commented on the directive of the National Universities Commission that universities could resume on January 18, but must adhere to COVID-19 protocols in hostels and lecture halls.

ASUU said although its members were ready to start work, the government had not put measures in place for safe reopening of the schools.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said on Monday that FG would review the January 18 earlier date fixed for resumption of schools across Nigeria.

It attributed the decision to the second wave of COVID-19 currently ravaging the country.

Adamu said, “It (January 18 date of school reopening) is not sacrosanct. When we decided on that date it was just a target towards what we were working on. Of course, we are keeping it in view and looking at what is happening in society and then it is supposed to be subject to constant review.”

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by Kosoco(m): 12:13pm On Jan 12
Have this country not scattered finish? Confusion here and there. Ihe nkea ooo rice

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by Realtord43(m): 12:20pm On Jan 12
Vice chancellor wan eat from school resumption but ASUU members no wan die

everybody dy hustle for himself

students just the look

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by Ramsey19: 12:29pm On Jan 12
Realtord43:
Vice chancellor wan eat from school resumption but ASUU members no wan die

everybody dy hustle for himself

students just the look

Wetin Vice chancellors wan eat? I guess you ain't a student coz if you're, you won't be talking like this.

if ASUU can't resume physically, they should resume virtually for we to just move on.

Students are damn tired of being stagnant academically.

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by GayPontiff: 12:33pm On Jan 12
Make dem free this children to go school na

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by Edopesin: 1:08pm On Jan 12
God pass them
It's the government that still pay them despite their unwillingness to resume that I blame

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by Dollarseeker: 1:18pm On Jan 12
Realtord43:
Vice chancellor wan eat from school resumption but ASUU members no wan die

everybody dy hustle for himself

students just the look
VCs wan eat what...waitn u de talk sef. Government wants to use ASSU to shutdown UNIs and u are here talking nonsense. They are planning another lockdown but the VCs and students must do everything to stop it. This is total wickedness from the government. I nobi student o, so take note...

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by spy24(m): 1:32pm On Jan 12
Abeg make school resume

This pandemic will not end at once

Even after another lockdown there is no guarantee that it will end

So let's just push on

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by ArticleBeast: 1:33pm On Jan 12
Ramsey19:


Wetin Vice chancellors wan eat? I guess you ain't a student coz if you're, you won't be talking like this.

if ASUU can't resume physically, they should resume virtually for we to just move on.

Students are damn tired of being stagnant academically.
Virtually in which of the country

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by MrLacoste4: 1:42pm On Jan 12
ASUU no dey think straight at all. for how long are we going to stay @ home.. they should do d needful and allow people resume... Make Dem no put sand for people garri o

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by Megaflex(m): 1:51pm On Jan 12
We can live with the virus. Let's try and observe those non pharmaceutical ways to prevent coro and we'll prevent this impending lockdown

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by paulolee(m): 2:05pm On Jan 12
I stand with the vice chancellors....na this same covid matter make 2020 waste for students because we de ous for almost 6 months..
if ASUU is saying they shouldn't resume, is it until they find a cure for covid or are they thinking the cases would drop miraculously??

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by silverlinen(m): 2:05pm On Jan 12
Damn

Some deluded folks just dey here dey yarn nonsense

If you can't wait for resumption to be fully augmented and certified by the FG...then do something else

Abandon your admission if u no like wetin dey happen

No be by force to come school....nobody wants to die Biko

PEACE

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by Hypemanshuga: 2:09pm On Jan 12
I don already bill my mama and Papa. Say we dey resume. Make una no delay

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by 4t4th(m): 2:24pm On Jan 12
ASUU are tewpids, they want their salaries but they dont want to work

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by Mrviktor(m): 2:34pm On Jan 12
Unilag has facilities.

What of other struggling university's..

Let everybody be on the same level before resumption biko...
Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by MrNobodyjnr: 2:36pm On Jan 12
Hypemanshuga:
I don already bill my mama and Papa. Say we dey resume. Make una no delay
FatherCHRlSTMAS... I'll soon make a thread about you soon... Shey you sabi save person id card..

Scammer bamidele.. I'll post all your alternates
Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by pegix(m): 2:45pm On Jan 12
By feb ending , it will have been a year i have been sitting my ass at home
It's tragedic cry cry
Open school abeg

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by JAM084: 2:47pm On Jan 12
Realtord43:
Vice chancellor wan eat from school resumption but ASUU members no wan die

everybody dy hustle for himself

students just the look
don't be so stupid

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by MrNobodyjnr: 2:47pm On Jan 12
Hypemanshuga:

Whose fatherchristmas. No party Rest abeg grin
that id card wasn't uploaded on cochtrane thread but rather poco's thread where you too were hustling with different monikers

Checking the hate you have towards disturb and the time your account was created. I know it's you

Let me finish digging on your case... Nairaland go tire two of us
Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by FatherCHRISTMAS: 2:48pm On Jan 12
Hypemanshuga:
Whose fatherchristmas. No party Rest abeg grin
what??
Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by ImmaculateJOE(m): 2:48pm On Jan 12
Ramsey19:


Wetin Vice chancellors wan eat? I guess you ain't a student coz if you're, you won't be talking like this.

if ASUU can't resume physically, they should resume virtually for we to just move on.

Students are damn tired of being stagnant academically.

Say for yourself.. You're damn tired not all students..

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by Edopesin: 2:54pm On Jan 12
silverlinen:
Damn

Some deluded folks just dey here dey yarn nonsense

If you can't wait for resumption to be fully augmented and certified by the FG...then do something else

Abandon your admission if u no like wetin dey happen

No be by force to come school....nobody wants to die Biko

PEACE

Wetin this one dey talk? FG and ASUU had 10 months of the 12 months last year to put things in order and ensure that the school environment were safe to return but no they didn't...

Mind you the average daily cases we are seeing in this second wave is more than what we saw last year so when exactly is safe? If you no wan catch corona dey your house no resume

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Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by Ademola47(m): 2:58pm On Jan 12
These people are at loggerheads again angry
Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by Someone7(m): 3:01pm On Jan 12
At the end of the day everyone is fighting for his own interest, and no decision will be made in the interest of the people who are affected the most - the students
Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by Enugupikin: 3:02pm On Jan 12
Confusion in the enemies camps grin grin
Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by Lorayne(m): 3:02pm On Jan 12
ok o
Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by money121(m): 3:02pm On Jan 12
Ok
Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by ghettochild4u(m): 3:03pm On Jan 12
Re: Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume by BlessedNuel: 3:03pm On Jan 12
Nice one

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