LASU Senate announces decision regarding directive on closure universities over general election

Senate at its Emergency Meeting held on Monday, 13th February 2023 considered a paper presented by the Vice Chancellor and Chairman, Senate. The paper was on consideration of the Ministerial directive on the closure of all Universities and Inter University Centres during the upcoming 2023 General Election.

Senate, during consideration of the paper, NOTED that:

i. the 2023 general election have been scheduled for Saturday, 25th February 2023 for Presidential and National Assembly; and Saturday, 11th March 2023 for Gubernatorial and State Assembly, respectively; and

ii. in view of (i) above, and the concerns expressed on the security of staff, students and properties of the institution, the Honorable Minister of Education Mal. Adamu Adamu has directed all Universities and Inter University Centres be shut down and academic activities be suspended between 22nd February and 14th March 2023.   

Senate after due consideration, APPROVED the following:

i. The ongoing examination should continue up to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, 23rd February 2023;

ii. Students should vacate the campus immediately and resume to continue their examinations by 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 28th February 2023;

iii. Students should vacate the campus by 6:00 p. m. on Thursday 9th, March 2023 to resume to continue their examination by 8:00 a. m. on Tuesday, 14th March 2023; and

iv. Staff members are to be on ground to carry out their duties.

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