As part of measures to curb the spread of the emerging third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the institution, the management of University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Wednesday ordered students to vacate the halls of residence by 12noon today (Thursday).
The senate of the university had convened an emergency meeting after some students of the ivory tower tested positive to a certain variant of the deadly virus.
Rising from the meeting on Wednesday, the senate took the decision to close the hostels and asked the students to continue their learning online.
The institution in a statement by its information unit said classes for the rest of the second semester of the 2020 academic session would hold virtually until July 26, 2021.
According to the statement, students who tested positive to the virus recently have been sent to health facilities while contact tracing is in progress.
“The University of Lagos commenced physical classes at the end of May 2021 when the positivity rate of the COVID-19 infection dropped to about one per cent.
“To avoid the escalation of cases on campus, the university senate at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, 14th of July 2021 approved that all students vacate the halls of residence by 12.00pm on Thursday indefinitely. Lectures for the rest of the semester will continue to be delivered virtually with effect from 26th July 2021,” the statement read in part.”