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UI directs lecturers to begin online classes over surge in Covid-19

The University of Ibadan, Ibadan in Oyo State has directed its faculties to begin online classes.

The University noted that this is necessary following the series of deaths that have been recorded as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DAILY POST recalls that the university had earlier suspended all its physical lectures due to COVID-19.

The university had a few months ago suspended the online classes after physical classes were resumed.

The university has, however, said that it has directed its faculties to consider some courses to be taught online.

The institution warned that it would begin full online classes for the 2020/2021 academic session if the situation does not improve.

Registrar of the institution, Olubunmi Faluyi, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Monday, also noted that arrangement has been made to get vaccines for staff and students.

“This is to inform the University community that Management has requested the Faculties to identify the courses to be taught online and those to be taught physically en route to the commencement of the blended mode of teaching and learning for the remaining part of the second semester of the 2020/2021 session.

“The Emergency Remote Teaching Committee (ERTC), in its proposal to the Committee of Provosts and Deans (CoPD), in a meeting, held on the 11th August 2021, had noted and recommended as follows:

“With the daily rising cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19, and with several cases within the main and the College of Medicine/UCH campuses, the ERTC considered a proposal of blended teaching for the second-semester lectures in the University.

“Management should note the poor compliance with COVID-19 protocols by the entire University community and should ensure strict compliance through the University’s Covid- 19 Committee.

“If the situation worsens on campus, full online engagement should be mounted for all courses as was done in the first semester, exempting only departments and units with special needs with the condition that evident strict compliance with the protocols will be observed.

“Arrangements are ongoing to make vaccines available for all staff and students as soon as possible. Details will be provided as more progress is made.

“In the meantime, we all need to take personal responsibility for our safety by obeying all COVID-19 safety protocols.
If we do this, there will be no cause for panic on our campus.”

Source: Daily POST

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