Covid-19: Cross River Varsity Constitute Taskforce

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The Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) Calabar, has constituted the campus COVID-19 taskforce team to enhance the enforcement and awareness of the pandemic.

Acting Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Austine Angba, inaugurated the team on Tuesday in Calabar.

The acting VC said the issue of COVID-19 needed all hands to be on deck to properly educate, enforce the protocols and create the needed awareness on prevention.

Angba maintained that there was the need to raise consciousness on prevention within the campus community, adding that the university was concerned about the health of all students, visitors and lecturers.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the central committee was headed by Prof. Esi Etta, while the implementation committee was headed by the Chief Security Officer of the institution, ASP Iwara Ibiang (Rtd).

“The scale of COVID-19 is rising in Nigeria and that is very worrisome. As a University, we need to do our best to raise the consciousness of the people about the pandemic.

“As an institution, we need to take a firm action by adopting all preventive measures by constituting the central and implementation committee to help us drive this process.

“The implementation committee comprises of all Deans of Faculty, the Chief Security Officer of the University and students’ representatives.

“The committee is free to work and interface with all relevant government agencies and develop the university’s guidelines on COVID-19,” he said.

He urged the implementation committee to ensure that staff and students abide with the COVID-19 protocols always.

The acting VC assured the committees of the university management support, thereby urging them to explore other avenues of getting support for their operations.

Responding, Head of the central committee, Etta, said the pandemic was evolving and needed the collaborative effort of all individuals to curb the spread.

He assured that the committee would do its best to deliver on the mandate.


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