UNILAG Orders Students To Vacate Hostels Over Fear of COVID-19

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The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has ordered students to vacate their hostels on campus over fears of COVID-19, reports Angeladaviesblog. There were fears in the university community on Tuesday after a number of students contracted the disease. The development led the school management to convey an emergency Senate meeting on Wednesday. In a statement issued after the meeting, the Senate said the students who tested positive for the disease, are being treated, and contact tracing already in place. “The situation is, indeed, worrisome especially noting the reluctance…

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UNILAG to Conduct Non-Physical Post-UTME Test

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UNILAG to Conduct Non-Physical Post-UTME Test         The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has appealed to public-spirited Nigerians to assist indigent candidates to get tablets, as the university gets set for a non-physical Post-UTME test. Ogundipe made the appeal during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos. According to him, in the face of the resurgence of Novel Coronavirus pandemic, all academic activities of the institution, including examinations, will be online. ”We are to conduct our post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination…

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UNILAG Denies Charging ₦50,000 for Online Classes

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UNILAG Denies Charging ₦50,000 for Online Classes       The authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have denied charging ₦50,000 for online classes. This was contained in a statement issued on UNILAG’s website on Saturday. “The Management of University of Lagos wishes to inform all students, parents and the general public, that a notice on the internet purporting that returning students of the University of Lagos are to pay a sum of ₦50,000 for online lectures and examinations, is FALSE and should be disregarded,” the statement read. “All…

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UNILAG Announces Resumption Date

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UNILAG Announces Resumption Date         The authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have approved January 25 as the resumption date for academic activities. Head of the Media Unit of the university, Mrs Olufadeke Akinleye, said the institution would commence online classes on the announced date due to the second wave of COVID-19. In a copy of the revised academic calendar for the first semester of the 2019/2020 academic session on Wednesday, lectures would end on March 5. It stated that the first Semester examination would begin…

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UNILAG Ex-VC Ibidapo-Obe Dies at 71

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Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, is dead. He reportedly died from COVID-19 complications. He died on Sunday afternoon at the age of 71. The management of UNILAG has confirmed his death. Olayinka Balogun, Registrar and Secretary to the Governing Council, prayed for the repose of the deceased’s soul. “With heavy heart, and submission to the will of God, I write to inform Council members of the transition to glory of Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, First Technical University, Ibadan which…

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UNILAG Senate Elects Professor Ogunsola As Acting VC

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UNILAG Senate Elects Professor Ogunsola As Acting VC     Senate members of the University of Lagos on Monday elected Professor Folasade Ogunsola as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the school. Two Deputy Vice-Chancellors, one from Development Services and the other from Management Services, vied for the position. Out of the 167 senate members who voted at the exercise, 135 voted for DVC Development Services while DVC Management Services got 31 votes, one voided vote was recorded. The Senate Emergency Committee Chairman, Professor Chioma Agomo who spoke to Channels Television after…

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Acting UNILAG VC, Soyombo Steps Down

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Acting UNILAG VC, Soyombo Steps Down       The acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Omololu Soyombo has finally stepped down. This is coming after the Federal Government on Friday directed that the VC, who was appointed by the University Senate, resigns with immediate effect. However, Soyombo, in a statement on Saturday, said it was necessary he did so because the government had directed the UNILAG Senate to nominate an acting VC for the varsity. He said “The news of the setting up of a Special Visitation…

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Babalakin Insists Sack of UNILAG Vice-Chancellor Followed Due Process

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Babalakin Insists Sack of UNILAG Vice-Chancellor Followed Due Process     Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Wale Babalakin on Friday insisted that the sacking of Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the school’s Vice-Chancellor by the Governing Council was fair and followed due process. Some union members at the University had marched with Ogundipe on Thursday, protesting his sack as Vice-Chancellor, saying it did not follow due process. The University’s Senate, after an emergency meeting on Thursday, also rejected the Vice-Chancellor’s sack and passed vote-of-no confidence on the Governing Council. “Due…

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UNILAG Governing Council Sacks Vice-Chancellor Ogundipe

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UNILAG Governing Council Sacks Vice-Chancellor Ogundipe       The University of Lagos (UNILAG) Governing Council has sacked Professor Olawatoyin Ogundipe as Vice-Chancellor of the school. Professor Ogundipe’s sack was announced after a meeting of UNILAG’s Governing Council chaired by the institution’s Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Dr. Wale Babalakin. The meeting was held on Wednesday at the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The Federal Ministry of Education, however, said it is yet to be briefed on the developments at UNILAG. It, however, affirmed that the university’s council…

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Photos: MTN Celebrates UNILAG’s Star Graduate, Ayodele Dada

  University of Lagos (UNILAG) all-time best student, Ayodele Daniel Dada, who graduated with a 5.0 CGPA, was today celebrated by South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company, MTN. MTN Nigeria via its twitter handle shared the pictures  and wrote:  “Congratulations @ayodeledada4 the sky is just your starting point, we wish you all the best of life #KeepShining” “We Celebrate Ayodele Daniel Dada, the star graduate of the University of Lagos who set a record for achieving the maximum CGPA of 5.0”

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