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UNICAL Gets 20-bed Isolation Centre

    Advertisement The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Professor Florence Obi, has commissioned a 20-bed isolation Centres in Cross River. This is an … Continue reading UNICAL Gets 20-bed Isolation Centre


Newly commissioned isolation bed
Newly commissioned isolation bed

 

 

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Professor Florence Obi, has commissioned a 20-bed isolation Centres in Cross River.

This is an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the school premises and to offer immediate support to staff and students who present related symptoms of the infection.

Vice-Chancellor, University of Calabar, Professor Florence Obi,

 

Speaking at the University premises in Calabar, the Cross River State Capital, the VC explained that the action became necessary when it was obvious that the University was set to commence full activities and operate with face-to-face contact with the students.

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“Today we are here to commission the completion of this isolation bay.

“I must say congratulations to the team because they have done very well.

“When it became obvious to us that we were going to reopen, the Senate took the decision that we need to have physical contact with our students

“I was worried as the Vice-Chancellor and I thought that many other schools were not reopening for physical contact, Many have gone virtual and they don’t want to take any risk.

 

But since our Senate, the highest decision-making body of the university decided that we have to go on physical contact with our students”.

She stated that her administration was desirous of safety within the University community.

According to her, the need to establish a COVID-19 isolation Centre within the University became necessary following the renewed commitment by the Federal and State Government to tackle the wild spread of the virus which is in its second phase across the globe.

She expressed gratitude to the state Governor, Professor Ben Ayade for donating massive COVID-19 equipment to the University’s COVID-19 Taskforce team with some technical assistance from the state response team.