SEQUEL to the decision of the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan (UI), premised on the directives of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors (CPC) of Federal Universities and the National Universities Commission, the institution will re-open on January 4, 2014 for full academic and allied activities.
This was revealed on Friday through the institution’s Official Bulletin signed by the institution’s Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr Olujimi Olukoya, where he said Council explained that the re-opening became imperative in view of the consideration of all matters relating to the on-going Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, at its recent meeting.
According to the release, “consequent upon the directives of the CPC which directed the Vice-Chancellors to re-open the Universities for academic and allied activities to commence, Management on Tuesday, 03 December, 2013 directed the Deans and Directors to open resumption register for academic staff willing to resume work to sign, on or before 04 December, 2013″.
Council, the bulletin stressed “at its extra ordinary meeting held on Wednesday, 04 December, 2013 deliberated on all the actions taken and ratified by the Committee of Provost, Deans and Directors (COPD) and ratified them”, adding that “Senate at its Special Meeting held on Wednesday, 04 December, 2013 considered the revised academic calendar for the remaining part of the second semester of 2012/2013 session proposed by the Committee of Provost, Deans and Directors and approved.
“Consequently, students are expected to arrive the University campus from Saturday, 04 January to Sunday, 05 January, 2014.
“Examination will start on Monday 31 March and end on 11 April while the three weeks for the processing of examination results in Departments and Faculties will start on 14 April, 2014”.
The revised calendar further shows that the University’s Senate meeting for the consideration of final year result is Monday, Monday, 12 May, 2014, while the Senate meeting for the consideration of non-final year results and end of session is Monday, 02 June, 2014.
Finally, the bulletin stated that “Senate took cognizance of the fact that the postgraduate students, medical students, as well as students in other programmes not operating the semester system would not fit appropriately into the proposed calendar and, therefore, approved that the dates of resumption of these categories of students be determined by their respective academic boards.
The Senate also directed that postgraduate students, medical students, as well as students in other programmes not operating the semester system shall be addressed by their respective academic Boards.