Students of the University of Ghana have been urged to adhere strictly to Covid-19 protocols as they have reported on campus ahead of the commencement of academic activities for the 2020/2021 academic year.
Director of the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), Prof. Gordon Awandare wants the students to keep their colleagues on check for their own safety.
Speaking to UniversNews, he stressed that the country was not out of the woods in the fight against the pandemic.
“A student’s health is at risk if he is in a group of colleagues who are not wearing their masks. If he has been wearing a mask and protecting himself whilst somebody has not been working a mask then that person is putting those wearing at risk. So the students need to hold each other accountable for their own safety. If someone is being carless you need to tell him to put on his mask. It is not a joke,” he said.
With academic activity set to commence from Monday, January 18, 2021, newly admitted and final year students have reported on campus.
There have been concerns about measures put in place by University management to curb the spread of the disease among members of the university community but authorities at the university have expressed their readiness to handle any adverse situation that may arise.
Prior to students reporting on campus, the entire university was disinfected in line with the government’s directive.
Meanwhile, Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu says that the Covid-19 situation on campus is alarming.
“The times in which we are in are extremely unsual. We have to ensure that we reduce our density in terms of population on campus. The data that we have of Covid-19 infections on this campus is extremely alarming,” he said at a meeting with student leaders on Friday, January 8, 2021.
Story by: Eli Djomekou | universnewsroom.com