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COVID-19: UNILAG Orders Evacuation of Hostels

COVID-19: UNILAG Orders Evacuation of Hostels 

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has ordered its students to evacuate the different living halls on campus as soon as possible.

Mrs Nonye Oguama, the institution’s Principal Assistant Registrar, Corporate Affairs, issued the instruction on Wednesday in Lagos.

“The action is intended to keep the Coronavirus pandemic from spreading further on campus.“
To prevent the spread of the disease on campus, the University Senate has ordered all students to evacuate their residential halls by 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 15th.

“On the afternoon of July 15, no admission will be allowed to any student. Because the hostels will be shut permanently, students should transfer all of their personal belongings at once.

“With effect from July 26, lectures for the remainder of the semester will be given virtually,” Oguama stated in a statement.

The institution began physical sessions at the end of May, when the infection’s positive rate had decreased to around 1%, according to Oguama.

She stated that the COVID-19 protocols had continued to be enforced by the university administration in all teaching and learning areas, as well as student residential halls.

“In addition, the COVID-19 vaccination was made available to the staff and students through the support of the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council.

“Lately, some students have tested positive. These students have been sent to the appropriate designated facilities in the state and contact-tracing has enabled us to identify those who have had exposure and directed them to isolate.

“The situation is indeed worrisome, especially noting the reluctance of the majority of students to comply with the COVID-19 prevention protocols.

“To minimize the escalation of cases on campus, the Senate approved that all students evacuate the halls of residence by 12.00pm on Thursday indefinitely during an emergency meeting conducted on Wednesday, July 14,” Oguama stated.

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