By Temi Ohakwe, Abuja
The National Open University of Nigeria NOUN, has announced resumption of academic activities.
In a statement signed by NOUN Director, Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Sheme made this known to journalists, in Abuja.
The University states that it resumption follows the recent decision of the Federal Government on re-opening of all academic institutions.
The statement further added that the university Management had directed all members of staff to resume duty on Monday.
According to the statement, “the university Registrar, Mr. Felix I. Edoka, had advised the staffers to strictly abide by all the known COVID-19 safety protocols while at work, saying any breach would not be tolerated”
He added that the Registrar informed all deans, directors and heads of unit to ensure compliance with both the resumption and the safety measures.
Meanwhile, the NOUN students were able to continue with their studies from home during the six-month lockdown, the university being an Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institution which requires no classroom attendance.
Recall that, the NOUN had suspended all academic activities on March 20, 2020 following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.