UNIBEN cancels school resumption

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The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), has cancelled the proposed school resumption following the directive of governor Godwin Obaseki that halt reopening of school in the state due to second wave of coronavirus pandemic.

The University of Benin in a statement signed by the acting registrar, Mr Clarkson Ehigiator, said the institution must adhere to all directives of the Edo state government as it is located in the state though it is federal government institution.

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Obaseki had announced the postponement of Schools resumption from the 18th of January, which will be reviewed on the 1st of February.

“Students of the University of Benin are, therefore, not expected in the halls of residence on January 30 nor be present physically on February 1, while Management awaits a new directive from the state Government,” he said.

He said the school Academic Calendar remains unchanged as on-line classes will fully commence.

The registrar assured that the management is committed to ensuring the provision of quality education to the students without compromising on collective safety.