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FUTA announces resumption date for students



The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), has said that academic activities will resume on Jan. 18 for its students after 10 months after the industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

This was confirmed in a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Corporate Communications and Protocol of the university Mr. Adegbenro Adebayo on Monday in Akure.

The statement stated, “The Senate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, at its meeting of Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, has given approval for the resumption of academic activities from Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.

“By this notice, students are expected back on campus on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021,” the statement read.

He, however, warned students not to return to campus, under any guise, before the date of resumption.

According to him, in view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, all returning students are advised to strictly adhere to all safety protocols and guidelines put in place by the university authorities.

He tasked students to come with their facemasks which must be worn at all times in and around the university.

“The wearing of face masks and rule of social distancing will be strictly enforced, while the university will provide sanitizer and handwashing points at strategic places across the campus.

“However, students are also advised to come with their personal hand sanitizer,” he said in the statement.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.

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