The University of Ibadan, UI, is to hold the First Semester of 2020/2021 academic session virtually, kicking off from February 20.
The school released its approved academic calendar for the 2018/2019 and 2020/2021 academic sessions on Friday.
In the approved academic calendar, the school will hold the First Semester of 2020/2021 academic session virtually for 13 weeks rigorous academic activities.
This will end on Friday, 21 May, 2021. Matriculation Ceremony will hold on Tuesday 16 March 2021.
The institution has also fixed one week for the Finalization of Continuous Assessment, to begin from Mon. 17 May and ends Friday 21 May.
In approving the Calendar, the Senate noted the prevailing circumstances occasioned by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to comply with the protocols established for the control of the spread of the pandemic.
“It, therefore, agreed that the 2020/2021 First Semester lectures will be delivered online. In this regard, students will not be accommodated on campus,” a statement from the school said.
“Senate also approved the cancellation of the 2019/2020 session. The next session is, therefore, renamed 2020/2021 Academic Session. Consequently, students who have been admitted for the 2019/2020 session will now be regarded as the 2020/2021 intakes.
“Kindly note that online opening of Registration Portal and Orientation Programme for the 2020/2021 intakes may commence ahead of the Sat 20/02/21 date indicated above,” the statement said.