The University of Benin has announced reopening of the institution to academic activities following the suspension of the eight-month old strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
In a statement on Wednesday, the University announced 24th October, 2022, for continuation of the 2020/2021 academic activities truncated by the industrial action by university-based unions.
The statement sighted by CAMPUS GIST, was signed by the University’s Public Relations Officer, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire.
She said lectures are to run from 24th October until December 23rd, 2022.
It reads, “The University of Benin Senate has amended the Institution’s 2020/2021 academic calendar and approved Sunday 23rd October, 2022, for students to return to halls of residence.
“Lectures are expected to continue on 24th October as the 2nd Semester was truncated for eight months following the recently suspended strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
“The semester is to run until 23rd December.
“Meanwhile, online registration of new students admitted for the 2021/2022 begins on the 2nd of December.
“The Vice Chancellor, Professor, Lilian Salami, who presided over the Senate meeting, solicited the cooperation and support of staff and students to ensure successful academic activities.”