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UDS reopens amidst strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols

The Dungu campus of the University for Development Studies has reopened as directed by President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

A visit to the campus revealed a strict screening of some students and lecturers at the main entrance of the university. Persons without nose masks were not allowed to enter the campus.

Also, Veronica buckets and hand washing materials have been mounted at the entrance to the various faculties.

According to the registrar of the university, Dr. A.B.T Zakariah, management has put in place all required safety measures.

Some students who have returned to Campus speaking to Citi News said they were satisfied with the measures put in place but would have been happy if all students had been tested before being let back to school.

President Akufo-Addo in his 10th televised address to the nation on May 31, 2020, announced the partial resumption of academic activities with the appropriate enhanced safety protocols.

Per the announcement, Universities in Ghana are to reopen on Monday June 15, 2020, to enable final year students to prepare and write their exit examinations.

Senior High Schools and Junior High Schools will subsequently reopen on June 22 and 29 respectively to only final year students to enable them to prepare and write their final examinations.

The government over the weekend made available Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and logistics to 234 universities in the country.

Addressing journalists in Accra, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the 234 tertiary institutions which are dotted across the country will benefit from the logistics.

The Minister said over 1,700 veronica buckets, over 200,000 two hundred ML units of hand sanitizers, and over 3,400 packets of soap and another 3,400 packets of tissue are being distributed.

“About 900 thermometers are also going to all of these schools in addition to the disinfection and other exercises that are going on there,” he added.


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