Covenant University shifts resumption date, begins virtual lectures Jan 11

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The Covenant University, Ota has postponed the resumption for its students till January 18, 2021, in line with the directive of the Federal Government.

The school was originally scheduled to resume January 7, 2021.

The Federal Government through the Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Federal Government, had announced the shifting of resumption date for all schools in Nigeria to January 18, 2021.

The government said the action was meant to stem the tide of the second wave of coronavirus outbreak. as being experienced in many parts of the world.

In Nigeria, though the numbers are still far from alarming, there been a slight uptick in the number of cornavirus cases and related deaths.

The Covenant University in a circular on Thursday said however, that virtual classes would commence for students of the university on January 11, 2021.

The circular reads in part, “Please note that as a result of the Federal Government's directive in order to control the spread of the second wave of Covid-19, all schools including tertiary institutions are to remain closed until 18 January 2021.

“The Board of Regents has therefore approved the postponement of resumption for all returning students. However, Virtual Lectures through our LMS will commence as initially scheduled on January 11, 2021.

“Please ensure your child completes the registration procedures. Also, endeavour to pay all necessary fees as this will be a condition for access to lecture modules. Please check your child/ward portal for details.”

Our correspondent learnt from a student of the university that they were asked to pay their fees and complete the registration process January 8, 2020.

The school had commenced their first semester lectures before going on Christmas break.