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COVID19: How LASU’s Plan To Resume In Batches Will Affect Students

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Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Lanre Fagbohun, has said students of the institution will resume in batches.

The final year classes, he said, are expected back in school three months ahead of others.

This plan follows Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s directive on Saturday that all tertiary institutions in the state should resume on September 14.

Schools have been shut since March 23, 2020, as part of the Federal Government’s containment strategies to check the spread of COVID19.

Speaking in an interview on a radio station on Monday, Fagbohun said resumption of 400-Level to 600-Level students would be announced once the institution’s Senate meets.

He also said classes would be staggered on campus so that those who live off-campus would be done by 3 p.m.

After three months, the Vice-Chancellor said 300-Level and 200-Level students would resume for two months of in-person classes before examinations.

He said: “We have also done a gradual phasing of the way our students are going to resume. We are starting with the 400, 500 and 600-Level students. And that will run for about two months, and the two months will be intensive with them – starting the lectures around 9 o’clock in the morning and closing at 3 o’clock for those of them that live off campus.

“And then the moment we are through with the final year group, we will go on to the 300 and 200-Level students.

“And the way we intend to do it for the 300 and 200-Level: on Mondays and Wednesdays, 300-Level students will be on campus. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, 200-Level students will be on campus. We will be able to maintain social distancing because we have done an audit of our facilities; we know what each class will take. We know the number of students that will be coming in for 200, 300-Level so that at the end of the day, we are able to protect the lives of our students and our workers and protect them from the pandemic.”

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