National Open University resumes academic activities Monday

Latest news reaching us today is coming from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) management, disclosing that the institution is scheduled to resume normal academic activities tomorrow after six months of a break following the COVID-19 lockdown.

According to information relayed by the Director, Media, and Publicity, NOUN, Mr. Ibrahim Sheme, who disclosed that the decision to resume normal academic activities followed the recent decision of the Federal Government on the re-opening of all academic institutions.

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For those who are not aware, the academic institution suspended all academic activities on March 20, 2020, following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

All members of staff were directed to resume duty tomorrow and asked to strictly abide by all the known COVID-19 safety protocols while at work.

The Director of Media and Publicity further quoted the University Registrar, Mr. Felix Edoka, as saying breach of COVID-19 protocols would not be tolerated.

He said and I quote below:

“It is important to note here that NOUN students were able to continue with their studies from home during the six-month lockdown.”

“The National open university, being an Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institution, requires no classroom attendance to educate her students.”

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