The Bayelsa government-owned Niger Delta University (NDU), Amassoma, will resume academic activities on January 6, 2014, its Registrar, Tombra Morris-Odubo, has said. The registrar made the disclosure in a statement issued in Yenagoa on Monday.
He stated that all students were expected to return to school on January 3, adding that first semester examination would commence on January 13.
He noted that the university fixed the date for the resumption after its Senate reviewed the academic calendar of the institution.
According to the calendar, first semester examinations will commence one week after resumption, beginning with the Faculty of Education on January 13.
Beke Tuobokiye Sese, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the institution, said he had not been contacted on the resumption date.
He, however, said lecturers were ready and willing to return to the classroom after the five-month nationwide strike by university teachers.
“We are ready for academic work so as to make up for the lost time,” he said.