Coronavirus Fumigation – The University of Calabar COVID-19 Task Force Committee has commenced the Coronavirus Fumigation of the campus before the Feb. 5 resumption date for tutorial activities.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, told newsmen on Saturday in Calabar that the fumigation was a part of the institution’s preparation and readiness for resumption of educational activities.
Obi said that the fumigation of the executive buildings and other sections within the campus was being administered by a charitable individual within the state.
“We are very grateful to Mr Andrew Onukansi for what he has done to the university. I would like to use this chance to plead with the private sector, major stakeholders and friends of Unical to return to our aid.
“Outside fumigation, we’d like tons of things for our COVID-19 Taskforce Committee to effectively manage and implement the protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and therefore the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on campus.
“The Committee has been going round and asking for support from corporate bodies, friends and well wishers of Unical.
“This is that the time we would like our friends to spot with us. We would like people to return to our aid; don’t just identify with us when your wards are trying to find admission and employment, also identify with us at the time of our need.
“This is that the time of our need, and that we want to form sure that our students and staff are safe as school resume,” she said.
The VC explained that some gates leading into the university would be closed, adding that adequate measures are put in situ to supply washing hand buckets, sanitisers and soap altogether the blocks and classrooms.
“We are getting to have sanitisers and automatic dispenser for college kids and staff.
“Also, we are getting to have an enforcement taskforce which will enforce the compulsory use of mask for college kids, staff and visitors on campus.
“We expect students to resume school with enough mask to be used. We’ve received some materials from the government and personal organisations, we are getting to distribute them on the idea of first come first served,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the COVID-19 Taskforce Committee, Dr Kingsley Akaba, told newsmen that the Committee had commenced a sustainable advocacy for college kids and staff on what’s expected of them on campus.
Akaba said that the advocacy was to instill the rules of NCDC and therefore the Presidential Task Force with a view to make sure that the rules were been complied with by students and staff.
“We want to make sure that students aren’t frightened of COVID-19 psychologically. We also want to make sure that each suspected case of COVID-19 is handled at the simplest standard level.
“We want to make sure a seamless school term and adequate use of mask on campus by all students, staff and visitors,” he said.
Responding, Mr Onukansi, director of Eshore Global Concept, who volunteered to fumigate the campus, said that the gesture was to assist the institution to organize adequately for college resumption.
“We are residents in Calabar and our youngsters are schooling here.
“We want to showcase the services we render in order that as school is resuming, students and staff will have a secure environment for teaching and learning,” he said.