COVID-19: UNILAG, LASU Senates to meet Friday on closure

The Senates of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the Lagos State University (LASU) are to meet Friday to determine whether their universities remain open.

A source from UNILAG however told The Nation that the University Senate would likely approve a closure that would last up to three weeks.

“Officially we have not announced closure. The Senate is meeting tomorrow (Friday) and will likely announce closure for three weeks at the first instance,” the source said.

Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, LASU, Mr. Ademola Adekoya said the institution’s Senate would decide on closure when it meets Friday.

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“We are not closed yet. But the Senate is meeting tomorrow and would take a decision on closure,” he said.

Earlier on Thursday, the University  suspended its 24th Convocation which was scheduled to start Friday and end March 27, 2020.

A statement signed by Adekoya reads: “The Lagos State University Management hereby announces the postponement of the 24th Convocation Ceremonies of the University indefinitely. The Convocation Ceremonies were scheduled for Friday 20th to Friday 27th March, 2020.

“The postponement is as a result of the prevailing health threats occasioned by  Coronavirus pandemic and the resolution of the Federal and State Government to discourage the gathering of people in public places at this point.”

Source:The Nation

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