UI Begins Academic Activities After ASUU Strike
Academic activities have resumed at the University of Ibadan (UI) and students have just three weeks more to the commencement of examination.
Students of the university of Ibadan (UI) on Monday resumed
academic activities after staying three months at home following suspension of
national strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Many of them have resumed at their faculties and in lecture rooms.
Some lecturers were also seen taking classes while UI authorities have released a review of the academic calendar for the rest of the 2017/2018 session.
Some of the students told the News Agency of Nigeria that they were happy that the strike was suspended.
Mr Olatunji Oladejo, Director of Communication, UI, confirmed that academic
activities had resumed in the school.
He said that the school, through Professor Adeyinka Aderinto, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), had released a statement to that effect and academic work had resumed in earnest.
“The VC, on behalf of Senate, has approved the attached adjustment in the Academic Calendar for the rest of the 2017/2018 session.
“Only dates have been adjusted in the calendar.
"You would recall that we had 23 days to the commencement of GES examinations and examinations in some Faculties when the strike started,” he said.
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The revised academic calendar indicate that three weeks are left for teaching and revision spanning a period from February 18 to March 8 while the GES exams would take place from March 11 to March 15.
Examinations in the faculties are expected to start on March 11 through to April 5 after which students will proceed home for Easter from April 19 to April 22.
The revised academic calendar also indicated that a new session 2018/2019 would commence on June 1 for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
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