Management of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, has ordered its students to vacate all university properties including UHAS Hostels, UHAS-negotiated hostels and residences, classrooms, laboratories, and other facilities on all UHAS campuses.
The students are to leave the campus before 3 pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the school’s Director of Public Affairs, Maria B. Gwira.
On Sunday, March 15th at 10 pm, the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in an address to the Nation, outlines measures taken by the government to combat the coronavirus disease following the confirmation of six cases of infection in Ghana.
Consequently, the Management of University of Health and Allied Sciences wishes to inform students of the following important measures;
- All students are required to vacate all university properties, include UHAS Hostels, UHAS-negotiated hostels and residences, classrooms, laboratories, and other facilities on all UHAS campuses.
- The deadline for vacating UHAS is Wednesday, 18th March by 3 pm.
- Students are urged to practice the preventative measures that have been prescribed for all of us to follow during their time away from the University.
Management will communicate the reopening of the University when the President lifts the ban,” parts of the statement reads
Similarly, students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have been asked to go home.
KNUST students have been given until the weekend to move to their respective homes.
The directive from the management of the two tertiary institutions comes after an order from President Akufo-Addo that all universities should close down until further notice.
The President’s directive takes effect Monday, March 16, and is part of measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.
“All Universities, Senior High Schools, and basic schools, i.e. public and private schools, will be closed Monday, 16th March 2020, till further notice. The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication, has been tasked to roll out distance learning programmes,” President Akufo-Addo announced on Sunday.
Ghana has so far detected six cases of the novel coronavirus, four of which were announced on Sunday.
Three of the newest cases were recorded in Accra while one other was recorded in the Obuasi in the Ashanti Region.
So far, 151 people have been identified in contact tracing for four out of six individuals who have the novel coronavirus.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com