Following the news this morning on the suspension of the nine months ASUU strike, there are speculations that faculties in the University of Ibadan could be resuming activities soon.
Campus News media have been able to get details from some faculty representatives that there is likelihood of faculty activities in the coming weeks for finalists, following the news from ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities) on the suspension of the nine (9) months strike which should be effected on Thursday, 24th December, 2020.
The question that bothers the university Ibadan community specifically the finalists from a few quick surveys we have been able to conduct is that, we are in the festive periods, would finalists be able to get back to school to finish up with their final year activities including, Project Defense, Resits – for professional course students and a number of other activities quickly?
It is worthy to remember that the final weeks of the 2018/2019 session which should have seen no less than three thousand final year students graduate from the University of Ibadan from what have been an over delayed academic session was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic news and the ASUU strike which had just commenced earlier in March.
For UI students now specifically the final year students, the best attitude could be to stay woke, expectant and ready to get updates from faculties on their final final-year activities and a possible resumption date.
To keep hopes not too high, we should also remember that the reopening of schools is largely dependent on the Federal Government, considering the COVID-19 pandemic and the second lock down news we’ve heard recently.