The Federal College of Education, Katsina has gone tough on the observation of COVID-19 pandemic health protocols as it now denies whoever fails to put on a face mask from entering its premises.
Education House Global reports that the institution which resumed academic activities on Monday, strictly enforces the order as it deploys additional personnel to its main entrance to enforce the order.
During visits to the institution on Wednesday, security personnel of the institution were seen at the main entrance, turning back whoever failed to put on the facemask.
It was also observed that bowls of water, liquid hand wash and sanitizer were placed in strategic places within the institution premises including the administration department, lecture theatres and in the hostels.
The spokesman of the institution, Segun Onaolapo who also confirmed the development, said the step was taken to protect whoever comes to the institution against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Onaolapo who is Deputy Registrar, said management had also fumigated (decontaminated) the premises of the institution including offices and lecture theatres before students resumed for the continuation of the first semester.
He said “We are enforcing No facemask, No entrance order to protect everybody that enters our institution. Since there has not been a cure yet for the COVID-9 pandemic, we do not want to take chances. If you go round our premises, you will observe that we have placed a water bowl/bucket; soaps, sanitizer and hand towels in strategic places for the usage of staff and students as well as for our visitors. This is with a view to protecting everybody against the COVID-19.”
A 300 level student at the institution’s school of secondary education: Arts and Social Sciences, Muhammed Iliya, lauded the management for enforcing the order.
He said “We cannot blame the management for enforcing the No face mask, No entrance order. This has made many people, including my fellow students, cultivate the habit of wearing the facemask. The order will also prevent the spread of the COVID-19.”
Meanwhile, students on Monday, resumed writing their first semester examination which was suspended following the government order on higher institutions in the country to proceed on vacation to prevent spread of COVID-19 pandemic.