COVID-19: Nasarawa govt supports state varsity with N7m

By Beauty John, LAFIA

The Vice Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Prof. Suleiman Bala Mohammed on Friday, said the state government has supported the institution with N7million to purchase Personal Protection Equipment( PPE) in order to contain the spread of coronavirus in the institution as students resumed.

He further disclosed that the state Taskforce Chairman on COVID-19, who doubles as the deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe has approved the establishment of Isolation and testing centres in the institution.

The VC made this known when the state House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology visited the school to assess the institution’s level of preparedness for school resumption.

Prof. Mohammed disclosed that the institution has purchased thermometers, hand washing facilities, face masks among others in order to curtail the spread of the virus.

“I want to commend you for being up and doing in improving on the standard of education in the state.

“You are active and committed to the development of the education sector in the state.

“Government has fumigated all of our faculties and our health staff have been trained on COVID-19 prevention.

” The state government has supported us with N7million to purchase Personal Protection Equipment( PPE) ,” he said.

The vice chancellor has assured of the management’s readiness to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols adding that the management has instructed a “no face mask no entry“ policy by students, staff and other visitors coming to the school.

Earlier, Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Hon Daniel Ogazi said that they were in the institution to assess its level of preparedness on re-opening of the institution amidst second wave of coronavirus.

Ogazi, who is the Deputy Majority Leader of the House said that the Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi had tasked the committee to visit schools in order to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

” It was in view of that the committee cut short its recess to visit schools in order to assess the level of preparedness on schools re-opening,” he said.

Ogazi commended the management of the institution for providing thermometers, hand washing among others at the entry of the school, hostels and classes as well as offices and called for its sustenance.

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