COVID-19 Third Wave – The University of Lagos (UNILAG) Senate ordered students to vacate the school hall latest by Thursday 15th July 2021.
The school management also announced the commencement of a virtual lectures starting from July 26, 2021. UNILAG students have been hit with multiple cases of flue like symptoms suspected as COVID-19, and the managment recently state on It`s website, that the university was hit with “Third Wave” of coronavirus.
To curb the virus from spreading further, students have been advised not to come back to the school hall or campus.
These set of rules were part of the emergency meeting outcome with the Prof. Toyin Ogundipe, held with the Senate on Wednesday.
While the university management have been criticised for acting too early, about 7 students have tested positive for COVID-19 symptoms.
However, a notice from the university Director of Student Affairs tagged, “Important Notice: Immediate Closure Of Hostels To Check The spread Of COVID-19 On Campus,” ordered the students to leave the university premises.
The school notice reads: “To curb the spread of coronavirus on campus, the school Senate has directed that all students leave the halls of residence latest by 12 noon, July 15, 2021. The school management also says No access will be given to any student after 12 noon on 15 July.
“The university hostels will be closed indefinitely; therefore students are told to move all their personal belongings at once. Lectures for the rest of the semester will be delivered virtually with effect from the 26th of July, 2021.”
A separate statement from UNILAG communication said, the school have been able to identify students who tested for COVID-19 and those who were exposed to the virus.
An excerpt from the statements reads, “Lately, some students have tested positive for COVID-19 symptoms after testing. These concerned students have been sent by the university to the designated coronavirus facilities in the state and contact-tracing has helped us to identify others who might have been exposed to the students in questions.”
Students have been seen vacating the premises as of today.
Asuu Confirms University of Lagos COVID-19 Third Wave Cases
Meanwhile, the chairman of the university’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dele Ashiru, also confirmed the development to our reporter on the phone.
The chairman of ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities), Dele Ashiru, who is also a member of the university senate, confirmed the report of cases soaring in the university.
Current leadership at Academic Staff Union of Universities body might have been vindicated with their recommendation tossed out as out of touch to prevent the imminent third wave of COVID-19 increase In Lagos, and the university in particular.