The Oyo State College of Health Science and Technology Eleyele, Ibadan, has revealed that it is ready to reopen its doors to its students.
The Provost of the College stated this while responding to questions from journalists in his office. He noted that the necessary precautions have been prepared ahead of the resumption of students anytime with the steps so far taken and they are in line with Oyo state government directive in containing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Provost disclosed that hand washbasins have been strategically located within the school premises while body temperature gadgets are provided at the entrance of the College reinforcing that nose masks would be given for students on their resumption.
The Environmental Health expert expressed optimism that anytime the College resumes, there would not be any problem as the whole premises, offices and lecture rooms have been disinfected to weaken the scourge of the coronavirus.
He explained that since no one was certain of when the pandemic would be over, it is safe to put effective precautionary measure against the spread of the virus for safety in place.
In a press release by the Public Relation Officer of the College, Mr Siji Ganiyu commended Oyo State government for the steps taken so far to curtail the spread of COVID-19. He persuaded people to cooperate with the government of Oyo State to reduce the case index of coronavirus to the barest minimum.
The Provost acknowledged the support of the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde towards Oyo State College of Health Science and Technology since the beginning of his administration.
He appealed to the government to graciously approve autonomy for the College so that it can stand at par with other higher institutions of learning in the state.
He advised the students of the College in their various homes to observe necessary precautionary protocol on coronavirus and to remain safe before, during and after the resumption.