Just In: UNIBEN Announces Resumption Date. To Complete Second Semester In 2 Months

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By Bright Okpo

The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has announced Sunday 23rd October, as re-opening date to complete the 2021/2023 academic session, truncated by the 8 months strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

Benedicta Ehanire, spokesperson of UNIBEN in a statement released on Wednesday said lectures will commence on 24th October to roundup the second semester.

“The University of Benin Senate has amended the Institution’s 2020/2021 academic calendar and approved Sunday 23rd October, 2022, for students to return to halls of residence.

“Lectures are expected to continue on 24th October as the 2nd Semester was truncated for eight months following the recently suspended strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU”.

Ehanire said the semester will last for two months while online registration for new students will begins 2nd of December.

“The semester is to run until 23rd December.

“Meanwhile, online registration of new students admitted for the 2021/2022 begins on the 2nd of December.”

She added that the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Lilian Salami has “solicited the cooperation and support of staff and students to ensure successful academic activities”.

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