Following today’s reopening of school for final year students, the Ajumako Campus of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) in the Central Region said it has made available a standby medical team to attend to any student who may test positive for the novel coronavirus.
Professor Charles Owu-Ewie, the Dean, Faculty of Ghanaian Languages-UEW, Ajumako Campus gave assurance this last week Friday during a fumigation and disinfection exercise by the waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana.
“We have medical personnel on standby who will attend to any student who may test positive for the coronavirus,” he noted.
According to the Dean, the COVID-19 medical team will act as first respondents, isolating and controlling any COVID-19 cases that may be recorded on the Ajumako Campus.
He said that every student reporting to campus today will first have his/her temperature checked before being allowed entry.
President Akufo-Addo in his 11th televised nation’s addressed said about 9,000 COVID-19 testing thermometer guns had been distributed among 234 tertiary institutions across the country.
He added that a total of 1,700 veronica buckets, 3,400 liquid soaps, 200,000 200 ml units of alcohol-based hand sanitizer, 3,400 packets of tissue papers had also been disbursed.
Professor Charles Owu-Ewie embracing the idea of mass-testing all students explained that the thermometer guns will be used as a precaution to identify who is ill for the medical team to advise accordingly.
He furthered that aside the government’s provision of coronavirus logistics, the university has made available its own Veronica buckets, soap and alcohol-based hand sanitizer which will be put at entrances of lecture halls, offices and various halls of residence
Additionally, “the university also has loads of nose masks which will be given to the students returning to campus,” Prof. Owu-Ewie further disclosed.
He said in complaince with the President’s directive on class populance, the management of the University has arranged for a class size of at least 25 students.
Final year tertiary students will be in school for a six week period with intensive teaching and learning to complete their respective programmes with an attendance of half class sizes.