- The management of Kaduna Polytechnic has said the institution has put in place COVID-19 safety measures for safe reopening
- The rector of the institution, Professor Idris Bugaje, made the statement on Thursday, July 16
- Bugaje also disclosed that the institution has a very robust clinic to accommodate sick patients
The management of Kaduna Polytechnic has said the institution has put in place COVID-19 safety measures that will ensure safe re-opening for students whenever the federal government permits.
The rector of the institution, Professor Idris Bugaje, on Thursday, July 16, said the polytechnic had acquired Ultraviolet equipment to check the temperature of people as part of the COVID-19 safety measures, Daily Trust reported.
He said the school also had in its possession UV based sanitizer which we are being used with 210 nanometers.
“This bandwidth of ultraviolet radiation is not harmful to the eyes or skin, so by the time you pass through this, any type of germs or virus in your body will be killed, he stated.
Bugaje also pointed out that the institution has a very robust clinic to accommodate sick patients and all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been put in place.
Meanwhile, amid the growing tensions over whether or not the Nigerian government should reopen schools, a university don, Professor Peace Chinedum Babalola, has offered a piece of advice on how schools can be safely reopened.
Babalola who is the vice-chancellor of Chrisland University, Abeokuta, Ogun state, advised the federal government to adopt “staggered” resumption of schools.
Daily Trust reported that Babalola said this on Wednesday, July 15, during the university's virtual matriculation ceremony.
Legit.ng gathers that the university don advised the government to reopen schools for final year students at all levels to enable them to finish their education in time. She, however, advised that the government needs to “stagger” resumption of students to achieve social distancing.
“This pandemic we do not understand it fully and we do not know when it will end. We already know that there is a need for social distancing, there is a need for hygiene, wearing face masks and so on," she said.
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