By Uboko Success
Owning to the ravaging deadly global disease, Coronavirus, the Management of the Delta State University, Abraka, has indefinitely postponed the resumption of students for the 2nd semester of the 2019/2020 academic session.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andy O. Egwunyenga, on behalf of the university’s Senate, in a press statement made available to this news medium, noted that the indefinite postponement was in the best interest of the teeming students who could only be guided from coming in contact with the disease, by remaining at home, pending when the university management will be guided professionally by health advisory body.
The press statement read in part: “On behalf of the Senate of Delta State University, Abraka, I hereby postpone indefinitely the resumption of students for the second semester, 2019/2020 academic session. All lectures are therefore suspended and students are directed not to return for academic activities. They should remain in their homes. The measure is a necessary precaution to stem the rapid spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
“The general public is thus, notified of this inevitable decision taken in the interest of public health. The university administration will continue to monitor and evaluate events following this global disease outbreak, and future decision on resumption shall be guided by health advisory body.”
In the same vein, staff and visitors to the university community were also charged to observe routine washing of hands and to always imbibe the use of sanitizers as a precautionary measure.
According to him, the University Health Services have been empowered to provide hand sanitizers in Faculties, Departments, Libraries and offices in the three campuses of the University for use by all staff (while on duty) and visitors to the university.
Furthermore, he disclosed that Infrared thermometers have also been provided to randomly check the body temperature of staff and visitors to the university.
He tasked the university community to observe social distancing, reduce physical contacts and overcrowding.
He added: “All reports and health inquiries should be made through the following help lines: 07064178022, 08033378749, 08168399051, 07039507835.”