Landmark University (LMU) resumption date for the continuation of Omega Semester, 2019/2020 Academic Session has been announced.
Landmark University students in graduating classes (400 and 500 levels) on Monday 12th October, 2020 resumed to conclude the Omega Semester in the 2019/2020 Academic Session after the seven-month COVID-19 lockdown break as observed nationwide. The resumption activities which commenced as early as 8:00am complied fully with the NCDC regulations, as carefully supervised by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju and the Registrar, Miss Fola Oyinloye starting from the students’ point of entry to their respective halls of residence.
At the first day of resumption, the University ensured that only the expected 400 and 500 levels students were attended to, in conformity with the resumption protocols sent to the students via their portals. The students had all their enquiries from the student affairs, to medicals and final clearance done at the gate while parents were not allowed access into the University campus. This was done in order to reduce traffic and large crowd while ensuring that safety standards are maintained and students are not at any risk of contracting any virus.
Addressing the students on ground, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju stated that while the students were on COVID-19 holiday, the Faculty and Staff were on ground building capacity towards delivering the tripartite mandate of the University. According to him, the members of faculty are up-to-date academically and fully ready to start teaching and mentoring them. “Now that you are back, you are here to learn, while at home, you might have learnt some characters that are not in line with our core values, therefore you have to unlearn, and re-learn some of the royal laws of the University you might have forgotten,” he emphasized.
The Vice-Chancellor who gladly welcomed the students back on campus urged them to adhere to the safety guideline set by the university in compliance with the NCDC’s rules and regulations. He, thereafter, wished them a purposeful and stress-free stay on campus while adding that nothing short of excellent is required of them in the era of ‘blended normal’.
Also welcoming the students back on campus, the Registrar, Miss Fola Oyinloye who was expressly joyous to see the Kings and Queens noted how their absence was greatly felt by all. “There is no Landmark University without you, with you here, life has returned back to normal,” she remarked. Miss Oyinloye advised the students to swiftly get in line with the schooling system as they have been away for a long time. She added that by quickly settling down, they will be able to concentrate on their academics. The Registrar, thereafter, appreciated all the directorates, units, as well as the security committee, for working assiduously to ensure seamless resumption of students despite the new normal adjustment and requirements.
The Dean Student Affairs, Dr Olukayode Adebimpe who also welcomed the students back after the COVID break, expressed the readiness of his directorate, and others involved in the exercise, to make the process fast and easy for the students. He emphasized their commitment to continue to play the in-loco-parentis roles to them while assuring them a hitch-free stay on campus. Dr Adebimpe, then, admonished them to be core-value compliant, adding that all rules are to be obeyed.
The Director, Physical Planning and Development, (PPD), Arc. Olusegun Olaonipekun, who also welcomed the students back on campus noted that Landmark University ensured that all the NCDC COVID-19 protocols were strictly adhered to. According to him, all the required facilities were fully installed to make the resumption exercise seamless and stress-free. “The resumption tents are well lighted to receive students coming late from far distance. As part of the COVID-19 requirements; we provided mobile toilets for male and female for urine samples to be taken, at the academic buildings and hall of residence, all our facilities have requisite items in place, from the temperature check to infrared soap and hand sanitizer dispensers and the motorized handwashing stations. Classroom furniture are well spaced out to avoid contact, we have worked on making provision for enough water across the campus,” he further stated.
As at 7:00 pm, students in their hundreds have been cleared, a development the Dean Student Affairs, Dr Olukayode Adebimpe described as inspiring for the first day. He, therefore, hoped for more improvement as the exercise continues daily throughout the week. Giving the day one situation report, Dr Adebimpe stated that the exercise was fast, stress-free and successful. The resumption exercise continues tomorrow, 13th October 2020 with 300 level students.