The Management of University of Benin says it will adhere to all directives of Edo State Government on school resumption.
The Federal Government through the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had fixed January 18, 2020 for school resumption in the country while Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki last week announced postponment of school resumption pending February 1st, 2020 when it will be reviewed.
This is due to increasing rate of COVID-19 cases in the country.
UNIBEN, a Federal Institution, in a statement signed by its Acting Registrar, Mr Clarkson Ehigiator, said students, to this effect, are not expected in the institution until directive come from Edo State Government on school resumption.
“The University of Benin as a Federal Institution, located in Benin City, must adhere to all directives of the Edo State Government. The Governor of the state announced the postponement of Schools resumption from the 18th of January, 2021 which will be reviewed on the 1st of February, 2021.
“Students of the University of Benin are, therefore, not expected in the halls of residence on the 30th of January nor be present physically on the 1st of February, 2021 while Management awaits a new Edo State Government’s directive,” the statement reads in part.
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While acknowledging students’ eagerness to resume studies as soon as possible, the statement said the management of the institution is committed to providing quality education to the students without compromising on individuals collective safety.