Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) has concluded plans to organise its semester examinations despite the ongoing strike action by members of the Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU).
The management of the university in a statement issued by Acting Registrar, Barr. T.M Ikpenwa disclosed that the examinations which were earlier billed to commence Monday, November 16 (today) have been postponed for a period of two weeks.
Ikpenwa said the postponement was informed by the need to address some technical issues and to afford more time for conclusion of classes and revisions.
“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.”
Sources gathered the examinations which will be computer based will be coordinated by non-teaching staff of the university.
A student who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity expressed joy at the postponement, noting that the CBT will not permit students who are yet to pay their fees do the examination. The student said the shift will afford more time to offset the fees.
Recall that the university was among the first to conduct matriculation for its freshers even as others were battling with modalities for intake of new students.