Students of Skyline University Nigeria have never been so excited to return to campus, following a long absence from school, occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic. It will be recalled, that the Federal Government and the regulatory body of university education in Nigeria, the National Universities Commission (NUC), had in March 2020, instructed the closure of schools in Nigeria, in a bid to curtail the spread of the pandemic.
Earlier in the week, following the compliance with safety measures on COVID 19 Pandemic by the Federal Ministry of Education and the NUC, Skyline University Nigeria has announced resumption for the completion of academic activities of the 2019/2020 academic session. The deployment of adequate medical screening equipment, face masks, sanitizers and precautionary notices on COVID-19 prevention guides were pasted, in strategic locations of the university campus, as well as mandatory re-orientation for staff and returning students.
Most students returning to the campus spoke about their thoughts on returning to class, surprisingly they expressed satisfaction with the university’s call on students to return to campus. Here are some of the conversations highlighting the issues on the minds of students as they return to campus.
Ibrahim Muttakah, a 100 level student of Entrepreneurship and Innovation stated that he is impressed with the safety measures taken by the university to keep students safe. “I am very excited to be back after this long-awaited break. I'm also excited to see my friends and lecturers and I want to get this done with, as soon as possible and proceed to 200 level. I’m excited to be back” Ibrahim stated.
Maryam Bulama, a 100 level student of Mass Communication echoes her excitement as she hopes that the university ramp up the semester to ensure that the time lost during the lockdown would not affect their graduation calendar. “I'm excited to be back after the lockdown and I feel like Skyline University Nigeria is doing a great job keeping students safe while we round up the semester”, she said.
Fatimah Zannah, a 100 level students of Computer Science and Information Systems, shared her excitement and appreciated the guidelines and safety measures put in place by the management of Skyline University Nigeria. As she puts it, “Am excited to be back on campus”.