The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has issued a directive asking students to vacate the campus today, July 14, 2021, following a surge in the figure of COVID-19 cases.
The authorities of the institution stated that as part of effort to ensure the safety of the students, classes would continue online.
Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, has summoned an emergency meeting of the university’s senate in order to address the development.
Students of the institution, who confirmed the development, noted that they have been told to vacate campus today and resume classes online.
News emanating from the institution has it that the school’s medical centre has recorded an increase in the number of persons showing symptoms of COVID-19.
It was also learnt that an unspecified number of students are confirmed to have tested positive to the disease and the school has begun enforcement of COVID-19 protocols as part of efforts to prevent a full-blown situation.
Consequently the meeting of the Vice Chancellor and the senate, scheduled to hold at the J. F. Ade Ajayi Auditorium, is expected to address students’ movement out of the halls of residence as well as scheduling and resumption of online classes.
The third of the COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of the Delta variant of the disease has posed plenty of worry to governments around the world.
A full-blown third wave will see another lockdown in Nigeria; a development which would negatively affect the average Nigerian who is struggling to survive the tide of the current economy.