The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says normal academic activities will resume on Monday, Oct. 12, after six months of break provoked by the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
A statement by Mr Ibrahim Sheme, Director, Media and Publicity, NOUN, in Abuja issued on Saturday said that the decision to resume normal academic activities followed the recent decision of the Federal Government on the re-opening of all academic institutions.
The university suspended all academic activities on March 20, 2020 following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
“The university management has directed all members of staff to resume duty on Monday, Oct. 12,” Sheme said.
According to him, the university’s Registrar, Mr Felix Edoka, had advised all members of staff to strictly abide by all the COVID-19 safety protocols while at work.
Sheme quoted Edoka as saying that any breach of COVID-19 protocols would not be tolerated by the institution.
He said that the Registrar had informed all deans, directors and heads of unit to ensure compliance with the safety measures when they resumed work.
“It is noteworthy that NOUN students were able to continue with their studies from home during the six-month lockdown.
“The university, being an Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institution, requires no classroom attendance,” Sheme added.