COVID-19 Lockdown: UNIBEN Clears Air on Resumption of Work

The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has told members of staff to continue to work from home until further directive from the Ministry Education.

The institution’s Public Relations Officer, Benedicta Ehanire, in a statement on Friday, urged staff members to maintain the status quo and work from home for now despite ease of lockdown.

She made the clarification following the directives by the Edo State Head of Service on the resumption of work in the state.

The statement read in part: “In the wake of the continuous uncertainties regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and in line with the position of the Federal Ministry of Education, no specific date has been fixed for the reopening.

“UNIBEN staff members should continue to work from home till resumption date is received from the Federal Ministry of Education.

“Staff on essential duties are to maintain all the hygiene and safety rules as stipulated by the NCDC.”

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