COVID-19: UNIUYO Notice on Closure of University till Further Notice

University of Uyo (UNIUYO) Notice on Suspension of Academic Activities and Closure of University Pending Directives from the Federal Government on the Cessation of the Lock-down Period Due to Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic.

This is to inform members of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) community that the management of the institution is aware of the recent health challenge regarding the Coronavirus disease otherwise known as COVID-19, Management therefore wishes to inform the entire University community on personal tips on prevention of the Coronaviras disease.

Please, recall that Coronavirus came to notice in China last year 2019. The outbreak of the virus is now noticeable in many countries of the world including Nigeria.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the outbreak of the Coronavirus poses a serious threat to global health.

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Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Management had announced the closure of its campuses for a month on 23rd March, 2020, forcing the postponement of first semester examinations, which were due to start same week.

The Management of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) on 22nd April, 2020 has announced the extension of the closure of the University till further notice, due to the raging coronavirus pandemic. 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Enefiok Essien (SAN), has on behalf of Senate, directed that the University of Uyo should remain closed for normal duties pending the cessation of the current lockdown.

The closure will subsist until further necessary directives from appropriate Federal Government agency on the re-opening of Tertiary Institutions in the country.

All staffs on essential services will continue to perform their duties as scheduled
The Vice-Chancellor also urged every member of the University Community to be hopeful in these times
All staffs, students and members of the University Community to adhere strictly to the directives of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in order to mitigate the spread of the cascading COVID-19 pandemic.