UNILAG Shuts Students Hostels Over COVID-19 Spread

Authorities of the University of Lagos have asked students of the institution to vacate their halls of residence over scare of coronavirus infections.

The last three days have witnessed increase in the number of cases of covid-19 forcing the senate of the institution to convey and emergency meeting on Wednesday.

After the meeting, the senate resolved to ask the students to go home as part of measures to stop the spread.

In a statement issued after the meeting, the Senate said the students who tested positive for the disease, are being treated, and contact tracing already in place.

“The situation is, indeed, worrisome especially noting the reluctance of the
majority of students to comply with the COV1D-19 prevention protocols,” the statement read.

“To avoid the escalation of cases on campus, the University Senate at an
emergency meeting held on Wednesday, 14th of July 2021 approved that all
students vacate the halls of residence by 12.00 pm on Thursday indefinitely.
Lectures for the rest of the semester will continue to be delivered virtually
with effect from 26th July 2021.”

The institution has informed students that online lectures will not take place of physical lectures for the rest of the semester.

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