2023Poll: Babcock University Suspends Activities Till 14th Of March - EDU-BIZNEWS


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2023Poll: Babcock University Suspends Activities Till 14th Of March


The management of the Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo in Ogun State has suspended academic activities as from Wednesday, the 22nd of February till 14th of March, 2023 as a result of the coming 2023 presidential and governorship elections in Nigeria

Director, Marketing & Communication of the university, Dr.Joshua Suleiman announced the suspension of  academic activities in a letter of notice addressed to students and parents dated 10th of February, 2023 of which a copy was obtained by Edu-biznews on Saturday

He explained that the decision to suspend academic activities was taken by the Senate of the university over the weekend, following the directive from the office of the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission to Vice Chancellors of all universities and inter university centres in Nigeria, in a letter dated Friday 3rd February 2023

"The National Universities Commission cited the 2023 General Elections, which have been scheduled to hold on Saturday 25th February 2023, for the Presidential and National Assembly election, and Saturday 11th March 2023 for the Gubernatorial and State Assembly election respectively, as well as concerns on the security of staff, students and properties of the different institutions during the election period as reasons that informed the directive", the notice stated .

The Director, Marketing & Communication of the university in the notice, asked all students to vacate their halls of residence as from Wednesday, 22nd of February, 2023

"Babcock University as a law-abiding and responsible corporate citizen is complying with the directive and suspending academic activities from Wednesday 22nd February 2023. Consequently, all students should vacate their halls of residence on Wednesday 22nd February 2023", the notice added 

Joshua in the notice,  however urged the newly admitted students in the 100 and 200levels to begin their online registration for the second semester as from Wednesday 15th of March, 2023 while classes for the them would resume immediately

The notice further reads in parts from
"The Second Semester resumption and online registration for 100 Level & 200 Level Direct Entry/Transfer Students is Wednesday 15th March, 2023, and classes will begin immediately"

"Arrival of all other students (200L-600L) is from Thursday, March 16 to Friday March 17, 2023. HALL/ROOM ALLOCATION Students should note that all hall and room allocations remain the same. In other words, they are to check into the hall/room allocated to them prior to vacating campus on Wednesday 22nd February 2023"

'Let us keep safe as we exercise our civic rights. May God keep and watch over us while we are away from each other till we return to campus,"the notice concluded

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