The management of the University of Ibadan has decided to start blended classes for the remaining part of the ongoing second semester of the 2020/2021 academic session.
The Registrar of the university, Olubunmi Faluyi, said in a statement on Monday that the institution planned to reduce physical gathering in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 on the campus and at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
The university also observed with dismay that COVID-19 protocols were not fully complied with on the campus and said if that continued, teaching and learning might return to online fully as it was done in the first semester.
The statement read, “This is to inform the university community that management has requested the faculties to identify the courses to be taught online and those to be taught physically to the commencement of the blended model of teaching and learning for the remaining part of the second semester of the 2020/2021 session.
“With the daily rising cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19, and with several cases within the main and the College of Medicine/UCH campuses, the ERTC considered a proposal of blended teaching for the second-semester lectures in the university.”