The Edo University, Iyamho, Edo State, has announced that its Post UTME screening to usher in 2020/2021 new academic session will be conducted on Thursday September 24, 2020.

It also said the university would commence a new academic session on November 16, having completed the 2019/2020 session online on its CANVAS/LSM due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

A statement made available to journalists in Benin City, the Edo State capital, said the university would observe the Federal Government’s protocols on Coronavirus pandemic.

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The statement read in part, “The Registrar of the University, Dr. (Mrs) Isoken Ogboro, notes that in line with and observance of all COVID-19 protocols of the Federal Government, the school is fully ready to resume academic activities.

“According to the Vice Chancellor of the university, Engr. Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, the completion of the 2019/2020 academic session online was in line with the university’s calendar, which was hinged on the acquisition and utilisation of the CANVAS – Learning Management System despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

“He said that Edo University, Iyamho, is among the very few universities in the world where academic activities did not shut down due to the Coronavirus and this is in the belief that the university is set up to find solutions to new challenges.

“It would be recalled that the university has been commended by stakeholders in the education sector for the use of CANVAS/Learning Management System which the university believes will continue to serve as assurance against academic disruptions should the pandemic persist.

“Established with a mandate of producing leaders of tomorrow in various fields of learning, the university is poised to give your child that education you may be thinking of acquiring from the best universities around the world.”