The Management of University of Benin (UNIBEN) says the shift in resumption date of all schools from January 18, 2021 to February 1, 2021 as announced by Edo State Government will not affect its academic Calendar.
The acting Registrar of the Institution, Dr. Clarkson Ehigistor who revealed this on Wednesday in its Update on Resumption, explained that the Federal University (UNIBEN), located in Benin City, must adhere to all directives of the State Government.
He further clarified that “the Academic Calendar remains unchanged as on-line classes will fully commence”.
The Registrar of University of Benin, “acknowledges the sacrifices made by our own dear students and their parents during this most challenging period”.
“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 University’s Management is committed to ensuring the provision of quality education to our own dear students without compromising on our collective safety.
“Management also recognises that students are eager to return to school for their academic activities and assures that all things possible are being done to actualise that objective as the interest of the students remains paramount”, according to Registrar.