RESUMPTION: UNILORIN READY TO COMMENCE PHYSICAL CLASSES

The University of ilorin management has announced that the University will immediately resume on the 18th…

#Second wave of covid’19: NUC release notice of resumption set January 18th.

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Second wave of COVID 19 spike: FUTO, Fedpoly Nekede order workers to stay at home for five weeks

Management of Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) and Federal Polytechnic, Nekede Owerri have sent their staff on CONTEDISS 11 and below home following the Federal Government directive on the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

The affected staff are directed to stay at home for a period of five weeks effective 23 December 2020 and wait for further directives.

The Polytechnic Registrar, Anuna EC in a memo, said the affected staff are expected to perform their duties from home within the period.

She said that officers on CONTEDISS 12 and above are expected to report to duty but they are to adhere strictly to Covid-19 preventive measures while performing their duties which include physical distancing, regular washing and sanitizing of hands, wearing of facemasks and reducing the number of visitors to their offices.

It directed the institution’s Covid-19 response team to monitor and ensure strict compliance of the preventive measures.

  • Also, the public relations officer of FUTO, Uche Nwaelu confirmed the institution’s directive saying that management staff on grade level 14 and above including those on essential duties are to report to work.

LUTH worries over increasing severe COVID 19 cases

 

Management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, on Wednesday raised the alarm over the upsurge of severe cases of COVID-19 new infections in the hospital even as they expressed worry that most of the patients were on oxygen.

The hospital management also urged Nigerians to adhere to the use of none pharmaceutical guidelines, adding that, the second wave of the virus has doubled back and attacking ferociously.

Addressing journalists Wednesday, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof Chris Bode said, ”We have seen an upsurge in the number of people who keep treating malaria instead of going for COVID-19 test. Many such then start using all sorts of steam inhalation and home remedies for their cough and chest congestion. It is not helpful to do this, especially if you are also diabetic, hypertensive or with a number of other health baggage. Or above the age of 60.”

He said most patients dying delayed going to the hospital till very late.

Bode, who disclosed that almost all patients at the hospital were on oxygen said, 20 patients at the hospital were on oxygen at the moment and more deaths were being witnessed.

”The present trend is worrisome and if it continues, it may overrun our capacity before we can ramp up again to catch up. So let us hearken the directives given by the authorities.

”This is not to alarm the people but rather to alert us all to what is happening and call on each person to do again what we have done very well before. Every life is precious and we implore Nigerians to do whatever is needed to save our people.”

Bode said in the last 72 hours, there have been been a build up of cases and Nigerians need to observe all the basic rules.

He urged Nigerians to shelve all forms of social engagements, wash their hands, wear facemask, maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet and avoid face to face meetings with others.

Speaking, the Head of the infection unit at LUTH, Dr Iorhen Akase, observed that over the last two weeks there have been deaths of Nigerians in their 20s and 30s due to coronavirus, appealing to Nigerians to begin to protect themselves.

He said as long as new infections continue to occur, the country may not be able to control the pandemic and the situation may overwhelme health facilities across the country.

Akase who said the current situation was worsening the mortality in Nigeria explained that people should stop treating malaria when they have symptoms of COVID-19 and rather go for a PCR test.

He, however, disclosed that through the collaboration of other hospitals, LUTH had been able to discover new variants of the virus in the country, adding that,  new mutation can only be stopped if people adhere to COVID 19 guidelines.On his part, the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committe, CMAC, Professor Wasiu Adeyemo who urged Nigerians to disregard conspiracy theories around COVID-19 recalled that the hospital recorded zero patients between October and November, regretting that the numbers of patients are on the rise.

THE AUTHORITIES OF THE BAUCHI STATE UNIVERSITY (BASU) HAS ANNOUNCED RESUMPTION DATE FOR ALL STUDENT OF THE INSTITUTION

This is to inform all regular undergraduate students of Bauchi State University that, the University Senate…

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OYE-EKITI (FUOYE) EXTENDS POST UTME REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR 2020/2021 SESSION

  The management of the Federal University Oye-ekiti (FUOYE) has extended Post UTME registration deadline for…

VIRTUAL CLASS; Okays Resumption

*JANUARY 11, 2021*
*🔥UPDATES ON VIRTUAL RESUMPTION, ADMISSION PROCESSING AND THE REVISED ACADEMIC CALENDAR*
*(Based on excerpts from the radio session anchored by Prof. Sylvia Maloma on UNILORIN 89.3 FM)*
– 6th January, 2021

1. Training the trainers (lecturers) on virtual teaching happened on Monday, 4th January, 2021 in the University Auditorium

2. 2020/21 session is cancelled because the university won’t have time to conduct the session after completing 2019/20.

3. UNILORIN 2021/22 applicants admission method will be decided by the University Senate and the Admission Office

4. The government won’t provide data for students. The university plans to partner with GLO and maybe other service providers for cheaper data plans for students.

5. Microsoft Teams requires the use of UNILORIN student email for activation and the app will be used for virtual learning. For any issue regarding activation, contact helpdesk.comsit@unilorin.edu.ng

6. Pending first semester exams will be conducted via CBT while maintaining COVID-19 protocols on-campus and/or virtually. Individual lecturers will decide appropriate method

7. You can come on campus for use of campus Wi-Fi. Thought no interaction of any form. Social distancing must be adhered to

8. Teaching method for practical classes will be decided by individual lecturers. Maybe done virtually or suspended until physical resumption

9. The virtual classes maybe used until the end of 2019/20 and beyond even after physical resumption. Virtual classes will *complement* physical classes

10. Practicals for clinical students in the College of Health Sciences will be suspended until physical resumption. For others, virtual learning will be used.

11. 1st semester results will be uploaded soon for exams conducted already. Most lecturers finished marking already

12. On-campus hostels remain closed for now until the embargo on academic gathering is lifted by FG. Off-campus residents can stay in their hostels and come on-campus for use of Wi-Fi

13. Delay in release of NECO results is what is delaying 2020/21 admission processing. This is based on JAMB directives that NECO result must be used as part of 2020/21 admission

*PS:* I didn’t get some parts from the radio session due to server error from the radio station. So this is not a complete information.

JAMB Announces Opening Of Portal For 2020/2021 Admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the opening of its portal for the institutions to upload names of shortlisted applicants for the 2020/2021 admission.

This was announced by the board’s registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, in Abuja on Tuesday, January 5, The Nation reports.

According to the JAMB registrar, all the admission processes will go through the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) for approval. JAMB registrar Ish-aq Oloyede announced the opening of portal for the 2020/2021 admissions.

“Take note also that admission is not just for universities. There are polytechnics and colleges of education and except for the closure because of COVID-19, they are not affected by the strike.”

Sale of forms not yet official

Meanwhile, JAMB said it has not commenced the sale of forms for 2021 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The examination body made this known on Monday, January 4, through a weekly bulletin of the office of the registrar.

JAMB also warned the prospective candidates to be wary of the rumour mongers and fraudsters, adding that the clarification became necessary because of fake news.

The examination board also attributed the delay in the sale of the form to the prevailing COVID-19 crisis in the country.

JAMB, however, disclosed it would conclude arrangements soon on the sale of the form.

Meanwhile, in a related development, JAMB has rewarded the five best performing tertiary institutions in the country with a total sum of N375 million for their outstanding performance.

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