2020/2021 academic session: Lectures begin at Ondo varsity

  Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, Ondo State, was full of activities on Monday as students began to receive lectures in 2020/2021 academic session.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some returning and new students were seen perfecting their registration, while some others were seen receiving lectures for first semester.

Mr Ganiu Saliu, institution’s Registrar, told NAN that lectures had commenced for students who had completed their registration by making necessary payments.

He said that 2019/2020 session was affected by several things including COVID-19 pandemic, staff industrial strike and students unrest.

Saliu said that new session would run for nine months, with management seeking cooperation of all members of staff for to go without hitches.

Registrar urged all students to ensure payment of their tuition and other fees online on school portal https//app.oaustech.edu.ng, and present evidence of payment for registration, which would guarantee them access to lecturers.

“We have resumed for 2020/2021 since two weeks ago but lectures are just starting; we urge students to pay their tuition on institution portal and show evidence of payment for their registration which will give them access to lectures.

2019/2020 was over-stretched to 21 months because of COVID-19 pandemic, staff industrial and students unrest among others.

“We intend to run this session for nine months and have sought for cooperation of staff members; we are urging our students too to do away with rumour mongering which can cause unrest for session to be elongated,” Saliu said.

He appealed to government to ensure full payment of institution’s monthly allocation, so that it would be able to pay its staff members as and when due, in order to forstall industrial actions and have a smooth session. (NAN)