The Cape University College (UCC) in the Central Region has given assurance that the University was well prepared and ever ready to receive the scores of final year’s students and workers to continue their academic learning and teaching work after the University was temporarily closed down in the wake of fighting against the coronavirus (COVID -19) pademic in the country.
According to the leadership of UCC, the University has put in place effective personal protective measures to ensure that the lives of the students and the entire staff would be generally safe from the atrack of novel COVID -19 effection as the institution is about to begin its academic teaching and learning works on Monday June 15, 2020.
The Provost of the College of Distance Education (CoDE) at UCC, Professor Isaac K. Galyuon who disclosed this noted that the University has brought a number of nose masks which will be given to the students and staff who will be returning to campus.
He disclosed that the UCC Medical Team is closingly working with the various teaching hospitals and the Central Regional Coordinating Council, Central Regional COVID -19 Eemmergency Team and Central Regional Health Directorate to curb the spread of COVID -19 effection when the students finally return.
He indicated that as part of their COVID -19 control protocols, the University took to delivery of seven five (75) thermometre guns to its medical team to ensure every student, worker, visitor who would be on the campus will first have his/her temperature checked before allowed entry.
He assured of UCC’S medical team’s commitment to daily check of the students and workers temperatures with thermometre guns anytime they arrived at the campus main entrance.
Prof Galyuon disclosed these in an interview with some senior journalists when the Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education disinfected and fumigated the campus of UCC on Friday, June 12, 2020.
The exercise was part of measures outlined by the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,through the Ministry of Education in partnership with Zoomlion Ghana Limited, to help curb the new coronavirus disease.
Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the exercise, Prof Galyuon described disinfection and fumigation exercises being carried by Zoomlion Ghana Limited through the Ministry of Education as timely since it shows university’s preparedines before the students finally return.
He assured that the existing medical team of the UCC have been well equipped to attend to any student or staff including visitor who may likely test positive for the COVID -19 disease on the campus.
In a fact, Prof Galyuon stated that the Vice Chancellor of UCC advised that all faculties and departments should provid Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), particularly nose masks to the existing staff to safe them from the contract of virus, the advise which according to him, they had complied accordingly.
In a addition, he said the university has purchased Veronica buckets, soaps and alcohol-based hand sanitisers which will be put at entrances of lecture halls, offices and various halls of residence.
Prof Galyuon stressed that the University would continue to put in place effective measures to ensure that all the students and staff abide the COVID-19 safety protocols set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Ghana Health Service.
Against this backdrop, he stressed the need for the students and workers to adhere to the WHO Covid-19 protocols in order to help we prevent a coronavirus attack on the UCC campus.