MANAGEMENT of Winneba National Sports College (NSC) in the Central Region has stated that the college is awaiting the approval from the Ministry of Health (MoH) to set-up an effective isolation centre to control the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pademic on the campus as the college is preparing to reopen its academic teaching and learning work.
The Deputy Director of the NSC, Mr Noah Bukari disclosed this to some senior journalists when the Zoomlion Ghana Limited on Friday,June 12, begun the disinfection and fumigation of Colleges of Education in the Central Region..
The exercise was part of measures outlined by the government, through the Ministry of Education in partnership with Zoomlion Ghana Limited, to help curb the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the exercise, Mr Bukari noted that although the college recorded zero case of coronavirus, the spread of the new coronavirus disease has seriously indeed disrupted and affected their academic learning and teaching work.
According to him, his outfit has decided to establish an isolation centre to manage any person suspected to have contracted the virus, this initiative he stressed was part of its administrative measures to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Any suspected case of Covid-19 will be sent to the pavilion and the summer huts in the college which are going to be used as isolation centres to manage the situation,” he disclosed.
This, he explained, will be a stopgap measure to control the virus from spreading on the campus of the college.
In addition to the above, Mr Bukari assured that the NSC was ever ready to safe the lives of the students as the college has already bought loads of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
He revealed that the College has bought Veronica buckets, alcohol-based hand sanitisers and loads of nose masks to be given to the students when they arrive on the campus on Monday June 15, 2020.
“All of the above together with the practice of social distancing will help protect the students and the staff against the Covid-19.
He lauded Zoomlion Ghana Limited and the Ministry of Education for the initiative to disinfect the college.
“We are very happy to see our college disinfected against the new coronavirus pandemic. Our staff are very excited by way seeing this exercise being carried on.the campus of the college.We believe the exercise will help a great deal in safeguarding us all against the virus,” expressed Mr Bukari.
The next educational institution to be disinfected and fumigated was the Winneba Vocational Training Institute.
Speaking to journalists on the sideline of the exercise, the Principal of the Wiineba Vocational Training Institute, Mr Martin Ekow Young, could not hide his excitement about the exercise.
According to him, the disinfection exercise was a key protocol in ensuring that the spread of the virus was contained.
On measures employed by the institute to protect the final-year students, Mr Young disclosed that the school authorities had resolved every class will have a maximum of twenty-five (25) students.
“There will be Veronica buckets together with soaps just at the entrance of every classroom. We will also make available alcohol-based hand sanitisers for use by the students and the teaching and non-teaching staff, he noted.
He said the institute had also made provision for thermometre guns which would be used to check the temperatures of everybody coming to the institute.
And though they had not been bought yet, Mr Young gave an assurance that they will be purchased before the re-opening date.
The Zoomlion Ghana Limited also diseffected the Edumako College of Education.