The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has indefinitely shut down the school’s hostels effective from Thursday, July 15, over rise in reported cases in the school’s medical centre. The school is set to resume virtual learning from July 26th . The decision was reached following a meeting of the school’s Senate on Wednesday.
According to Mr. Ademola Adeleke, the Dean of Students Affairs, “Immediate closure of hostels to check the spread of Covid-19 on campus.
To check the spread of COVID-19 on campus, the University Senate has directed that all students vacate the halls of residence latest by 12.00 noon on Thursday 15 July 2021. No access will be granted to any student after 12.00 noon on 15 July. The hostels will be locked indefinitely therefore students are advised to move all their personal effects at once. Lectures for the rest of the semester will be delivered virtually with effect from 26th July 2021.”
The school authority earlier expressed concern over the rise in reported cases of students showing COVID-19 symptoms in the medical centre, and the warning by the Governor of Lagos State, Babjide Sanwo-Olu on a potential third wave in the state. Consequent upon this, the management has now taken the decision to close the school’s hostels as a way of curtailing the spread of the virus.