Academic activities are to return to tertiary institutions across Delta state on October 2, 2020, after months of closure to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The State Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor Patrick Muoboghare, who disclosied this in an interview with journalists on Wednesday, however, explained that students would resume in phases.
While stating that the resumption date would not apply to federal tertiary institutions in the state, the Commissioner charged the returning students to comply with COVID-19 protocols in line with the directives of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
He said, “We have agreed to reopen on October 2, immediately after the Independence Day celebration, with each institution expected to work out its own programme to fall within the time frame given.
“At the time this lockdown started, the tertiary institutions were not all at the same level. Some were in first semester while others were in second semester. The school management knows what to do. Our appeal is that students should adhere to the COVID-19 protocols”.