UNIBEN Reopens After ASUU Strike, Announces Date

The University of Benin has announced a resumption date. 

The university said students are expected to return to school on Sunday in line with the institution’s amended academic calendar after the suspension of the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities which lasted for eight months. 

A statement on Wednesday by the institution’s spokesperson, Dr Benedicta Ehanire, stated, “The University of Benin Senate has amended the Institution’s 2020/2021 academic calendar and approved Sunday 23rd October, 2022, for students to return to halls of residence.

“Lectures are expected to continue on 24th October as the 2nd Semester was truncated for eight months following the recently suspended strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. The semester is to run until 23rd December.

“Meanwhile, online registration of new students admitted for the 2021/2022 begins on the 2nd of December.

“The Vice Chancellor, Professor Lilian Salami, solicited the cooperation and support of staff and students to ensure successful academic activities.”


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