University of Ibadan, one of the foremost universities in Nigeria and in Africa, like some other tertiary institutions, is yet to close its premises to students and lecturers, as well as other members of the academics and non-academic staff.
SarahReports.Com, who in recent times, have been monitoring events in the institution, regarding the compliance level of Covid 19, observed students writing examinations in different halls of studies early hours of Saturday morning. Students were fully masked, adhering to Covid 19 protocols during the periods of the exams.
However, to keep our teeming readers and followers updated, the management of the University, has on Friday 23rd, issued a communique after a virtual meeting, which is to be widely shared within its community. The meeting was held with the deans, heads of departments, and other stakeholders on the need to take stricter measures against a possible third wave on campus.
Speaking at the meeting, the acting vice chancellor said the university had been lucky so far but that luck alone cannot be counted upon.
Prof. Victoria Adetunji, Chairman of the Covid 19 response team of the University, informed members of the activities of the committee and the need for everyone to take action towards a Covid-free campus.
The communique revealed that a task force committee would soon be inaugurated to further ensure stricter adherence to all Covid 19 guidelines in all faculties, halls of residence and in all other nooks and crannies within the University’s premises. The yet to be established task force committee, is also expected to give the progress reports of events within the campus.
The University of Ibadan media services, alongside the task force committee, will continue the crusades for stricter adherence to prevent any eventuality.
Update and data from the school’s laboratory, gathered by SarahReports.Com, stated that, although there is a rise in positive cases of the Delta Variant in the country, UI is yet to record any case of such within the academic community.
University of Ibadan Medical Services also affirmed that the 3rd wave called the Delta Variant, is preventable on campus, if all lecturers, students and other individuals take adequate precautionary measures to forestall the spread.
Faculty deans, heads of various departments, and other members of staff, are also enjoined to see to enforcing Covid 19 preventive guidelines within their domain; while enlightenment campaigns is ongoing within the UI community.