Covenant Students Back on Campus, Commend Resumption Protocols
Nigeria's foremost private tertiary institution, Covenant University, is currently a beehive of activities as freshmen and returning students arrived on campus to continue their academic pursuits.
Covenant students were billed to return to campus on Monday, January 4, 2021, after the Yuletide holidays, however, the forced postponement of resumption by the Federal Government following a seeming resurgence in the coronavirus disease had necessitated a shift in date of resumption.
For the resumption proper, the Management of Covenant had put in place all necessary measures to guarantee a hitch-free process. These included deploying adequate medical screening, mist sprayer for decontamination, disinfectant chambers, face masks, and sanitisers. There was also the pasting of posters featuring various educative literature and signages, including control guides in all university buildings and environment.
Covenant ensured that students' resumption was in batches to avoid overcrowding or rowdiness in compliance with the social distancing protocol. Social distancing measures had also been taken in all academic buildings to prepare for lectures and other scholarly activities.
Some of the new students expressed satisfaction at Covenant's move to return to physical lecture activities. Before resumption, the institution had commenced online classes for students to continue the Alpha Semester of the 2020/2021 Academic Session.
Joy Onyewuchi, a 100 Level student of Architecture, was happy that students were being welcomed back to the University. She expressed her confidence in the measures put in place by the institution to ensure a safe resumption.
Onyewuchi's comments were echoed by Babatunde Oyindamola Oreoluwa, a 100 Level Mechanical Engineering student. Oreoluwa commended the organisation of the school authority during the virtual classes.
Sub-Dean, Student Affairs, Mrs Omolola Rotimi, was delighted that the clearance and checking-in processes were being performed at the highest efficiency level. These included registration of students, full-body and luggage fumigation amongst others.
Mrs Rotimi said that Covenant was pleased to have students back on campus, adding that the University believed it was safe for students to resume as they underwent thorough medicals to prevent the infiltration of the coronavirus disease into the campus.
A student (left) undergoing the coronavirus test
A student undergoing sanitisation