The distribution of nose masks to students of the University of Ghana who are currently on campus is set begin.
This is according to Head of Halls, Dr. Wiafe Akenteng.
He told UniversNews that the various halls of residence have placed their orders and distribution to them will be completed latest by Friday, June 19.
“The ones [Nose masks] provided by the government are ready. Yesterday [Sunday] the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Registrar and I, went to the estate to inspect. And now the halls have also placed their orders so between today, Monday, and at most by Friday, they would receive them,” he said
Dr. Wiafe Akenteng says that the nose masks from the government only comes to supplement the ones procured by the University as they have, since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in the country, been proactive in ensuring that members of the University community were safe by adhering to the preventive etiquette.
“As soon as face to face lectures were suspended, arrangements were made by individual halls to provide face masks, sanitizers, veronica buckets and that has continued till date, so the ones government has provided will supplement the ones we already have,” he added.
On the matter of accommodation, he reiterated that arrangements have been to ensure that all final year students who wish to return to campus are given accommodation.
He mentioned that they would only be required to fill and sign off three forms; a COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire, Infection Prevent and Control Agreement, and a Student Hall/Hostel Residence Consent & Waiver Form, without which they would not be admitted into halls/hostels on campus.
“The arrangement is that as long as you have registered online and physically present in the hall, you will be attended to and given a room”.
Government distributes PPEs to 234 tertiary institutions
Ahead of the reopening of tertiary institutions in the country for final year students, the government made available Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and logistics to 234 universities.
The distribution was undertaken by the Ghana Armed Forces on Saturday 13th June 2020 and was part of the first phase of PPE and logistical supplies to educational institutions in the country.
Addressing journalists in Accra, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the government is doing all it can to provide logistical support to the various schools to make sure they operate smoothly.
“In all, we are expecting about 200,000 persons to benefit from these logistics. In terms of the specific logistics, everybody is getting three face masks which are reusable so that will be about 600,000 unit of face masks,” he added.
Story by: Joylyne Oko-Matey | universnewsroom.com