The University of Ibadan may return to virtual classes as there has been a reported case and increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases around the university.
Recently, the university resumed physical classes for the second semester of the 2020/2021 academic session on Monday 26th July 2021. However, classes are expected to have resumed fully, several classes are yet to get underway, slowly getting in motion.
The recent deaths of Prof. B.O Oke from the department of Veterinary Medicine and Prof David Olaleye from the Virology department at University College Hospital have also been attributed to COVID-19.
Also, a recent discovery of a confirmed COVID-19 case at Alexandra Brown Hall in UCH is one of such that might necessitate a return of the university to a virtual learning system earlier employed in the just concluded first semester to reduce the rate of spread of the virus.
In the virtual learning system, the university might disburse data support to her student to ease the burden of funding and to ensure the availability of students in classes. However, according to some reports, the university has approved the disbursement of funds to procure mobile data for students.
However, the university management is yet to make an official statement if she will revert to a virtual learning system due to the recent reports of COVID-19 within the university community.
In the meantime, students are advised to ensure proper and healthy hygiene, observe all COVID-19 prevention protocols including constant use of hand sanitiser and face masks in public places, and also use the handwashing equipment in halls and departments provided by the university management to reduce the likelihood of spread of the virus on campus.