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Dr. Salifu Alhassan Bawa, a senior Law lecturer and the Director of UEW basic schools interviewed by Yonkopa FM 89.1 and Hot FM 93.9 about measures put in place to protect students and staff at UEW from contracting the covid 19 virus.

He said, since the president brought about the policy of free SHS, the Vice chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Very, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful Broni PhD in connection with the president’s vision launch a program to construct new lecture theatres to be able to absorb the first batch of free SHS.
The Winneba campuses which comprises of the north, south and central have about 10,000 lecture sitting halls capacity, with north campus having 8,000 lecture hall capacity and with south having 1,000 lecture hall capacity. These two campuses were financed by the University Internal Generated Funds (IGF). And with the central facility financed by Getfund.

He added that, government gave clearance for the recruitment of new staff to enhance the academic work of the school since the higher populations require more staff. He added that, the recruitment is still ongoing that the University had clearance from the finance minister to recruit 400 staff with which the Vice chancellor is at the promotion and recruitment board, chairing to exercise this important task.

When he was asked about measures put in place to protect students trooping in for face to face lectures from contracting the virus?

He said that the Vice chancellor has set-up corona virus task force which is chaired by himself. All deans and directors, all the university security men, students leaders and including the university’s medical officer are all part of this committee.

He added that, all lecture halls in addition to halls of residence have been provided with sanitizer and hand washing facilities. Security men at all entrances to the University are given thermometer guns to check the temperatures of each and every person entering any of the campuses. All course reps are given sanitizers and thermometer guns to check the temperatures of students before they can go in for a lecture.

He added that, lecture periods which were three credit hours has been reduced to one credit hour face to face and two hours online(lms) for the continuing students and the vice versa for the freshers. In addition to that, he said the number of students a lecture hall can contain has been reduced drastically to enhance social distancing that is, 200 to 300 capacity lecture halls had been reduced to 50 to 70.

He said that parents should have the assurance that their wards are safe considering the strict measures put in by the ever hardworking vice chancellor and the University community to protect students against the virus. He also added that, there is not going to be any discrimination on the protection of students because every student is the university’s priority, so therefore parents should be relaxed and safe.

Prof Salifu Alhassan Bawa, a senior Law lecturer and the Director of UEW basic schools interviewed by hot FM 93.9 about measures put in place to protect students and staff at UEW from contracting the covid 19 virus.

He said, since the president brought about the policy of free SHS, the Vice chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Prof Rev. Anthony Afful Brony in connection with the president’s vision launch a program to construct new lecture theatres to be able to absorb the first batch of free shs.
The Winneba campuses which comprises of the north, south and central have about 10,000 lecture sitting halls capacity, with north campus having 8,000 lecture hall capacity and with south having 1,000 lecture hall capacity. These two campuses were financed by the University Internal Generated Funds (IGF). And with the central facility financed by Getfund.

He added that, government gave clearance for the recruitment of new staff to enhance the academic work of the school since the higher populations require more staff. He added that, the recruitment is still ongoing that the University had clearance from the finance minister to recruit 400 staff with which the Vice chancellor is at the promotion and recruitment board, chairing to exercise this important task.

When he was asked about measures put in place to protect students trooping in for face to face lectures from contracting the virus?

He said that the Vice chancellor has set-up corona virus task force which is chaired by himself. All Deans and Directors, all the university security men, students leaders and including the university’s medical officer are all part of this committee.

He added that, all lecture halls in addition to halls of residence have been provided with sanitizer and hand washing facilities. Security men at all entrances to the University are given thermometer guns to check the temperatures of each and every person entering any of the campuses. All course reps are given sanitizers and thermometer guns to check the temperatures of students before they can go in for a lecture.

He added that, lecture periods which were three credit hours has been reduced to one credit hour face to face and two hours online(lms) for the continuing students and the vice versa for the freshers. In addition to that, he said the number of students a lecture hall can contain has been reduced drastically to enhance social distancing that is, 200 to 300 capacity lecture halls had been reduced to 50 to 70.

He said that parents should have the assurance that their wards are safe considering the strict measures put in by the ever hardworking vice chancellor and the University community to protect students against the virus. He also added that, there is not going to be any discrimination on the protection of students because every student is the university’s priority, so therefore parents should be relaxed and safe.

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YONKOPA 89.1
HOT FM 93.9

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