Despite the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) has fixed November 30 for the commencement of examinations.
The examinations which VANTAGE NEWS learnt will be computer based is expected to be conducted by the non teaching staff of the Enugu state-owned institution.
In a statement issued by the Acting Registrar of the institution, T.M Ikpenwa, the examinations earlier scheduled to commence Monday, November 16, was moved for weeks.
He stated that the examination was postponed in order to buy time for lecturers and students to be fully prepared.
The statement reads, “Following the recent interactions with the students of the University, Management Committee held a meeting on Monday the 16th day of November, 2020 to deliberate on some outstanding technical issue required to be fully addressed to engender smooth conduct of the Examinations that were earlier scheduled to have commenced on the 16th day of November, 2020.
“After due deliberations on the issues raised therein and also, taking cognizance of the various needs to conclude both the tutorial classes and revisions in the interest of the students, Management thereafter, resolved to postpone the examinations by another two weeks. In other words, the Examinations will now commence on the 30th day of November, 2020 instead.
“By this development thereafter, the additional period of fourteen (14) days is to enable both the Lecturers and the students conclude any outstanding tutorial classes and revisions so as to achieve the envisaged hitch-free 2019/2020 First Semester Examinations appropriate.”