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COVID-19: University of Ibadan (UI) Produces, Distributes 2000 Face Masks

COVID-19: University of Ibadan (UI) Produces, Distributes 2000 Face Masks &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2020-09-24 10:08:14 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

University of Ibadan (UI) has produced and distributed over 2,000 face masks to members of the university committee and neighbouring communities as part of the Institution’s contribution to the fight against the pandemic.

UI Face Masks

The University of Ibadan through its COVID-19 Response Committee produced and distributed over 2000 face masks to members of the university committee and neighbouring communities, Tuesday 28 April, 2020.

Speaking at the flag off of the distribution of the masks, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships), Prof. Olanike K. Adeyemo said the university was aware of the huge number of people for whom buying a good face mask might be a difficult financial burden. These were the targeted beneficiaries of the UI donation.

Prof Adeyemo implored members of the University of Ibadan community to observe all the necessary rules for stemming the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As Nigerians we joke with everything, and maybe that is part of our coping strategies but please, COVID-19 is not a matter for jokes. We must observe social distancing, handwashing, hand sanitising and use of masks.

“We are a praying nation, and I have no doubts that praying is working for us. That is why our fatality and infection rates are much lower than what obtain elsewhere. However, we must add obedience and precaution to our prayers”.

The production and distribution of the masks came about 14 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari made it mandatory for all Nigerians to wear face masks as a way of curtailing widely spreading COVID-19 infections. This followed four weeks of lockdown in Lagos and Ogun States, and in the Federal Capital Territory. While extending the lockdown by one week, the President called on institutions and organisations to intensify the fight against COVID-19. The University of Ibadan was among the first to heed that call.

Partnering with the University of Ibadan is the GIS Konsult which among others, developed an app to help monitor the distribution of the facemasks and other UI interventions. Through the app, further research would be made possible on the impact of the efforts of the University of Ibadan in curbing COVID-19.

Following the flag off, volunteers took batches of the masks to the junior staff quarters known as Abadina and Agbowo community for distribution.

About a month ago, the University of Ibadan set up a comprehensive committee to handle its response to COVID-19. Individuals experiencing symptoms are advised to call:

UI Health Services:

08077125099

09062974561

UCH Hotlines:

08131733982

08177557039

08131733694

Oyo State COVID-19 EOC hotlines:

08095394000

08095863000

© Information, Education &-038; Communication Sub-Committee of the UI COVID-19 Response Committee

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Modified: 1st May, 2020

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Coronavirus: University of Ibadan (UI) Suspends Academic Activities

Coronavirus: University of Ibadan (UI) Suspends Academic Activities &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2020-09-24 09:18:30 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

University of Ibadan (UI) has suspended academic activities over the new coronavirus disease.

University of Ibadan (UI) Suspends Academic Activities

This is to inform the University Community that the Board of Health of the University of Ibadan at its meeting of Thursday, 19 March 2020 considered the state of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nigeria. As a health safety precautionary measure, it recommended that all students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) vacate the Campus immediately. The Vice-Chancellor has approved this recommendation on be half of the Senate.

See Also: How to Protect Yourself From the New Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

Consequently, all students are hereby directed to vacate the campus with effect from Friday, 20 March 2020. The institution will remain dosed to students until further notice. However, the Students’ Affairs Division of the University will see to any need to make special arrangements for international students who are unable to vacate their hostels.

All primary and secondary schools located within the campus of the University of Ibadan are hereby advised to dose until the Pandemic is brought under effective control. All staff and students, wherever they may be, are strongly advised to adhere strictly to all health safety measures to avoid exposure to or contact with the virus. These include:

  • Social distancing
  • Avoidance of handshakes and other unnecessary physical contact
  • Regular washing of hands with water and soap for at least 20 seconds
  • Use of hand sanitizers containing at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoidance of touching of eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoidance of contact with people who are sick
  • Practicing safe coughing or sneezing techniques
  • Regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, phones and keyboards.

Please let us all keep safe as much as it lies with us during this period.

Olubunmi O. Faluyi, MCIPM, MAUA
Registrar

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Modified: 21st March, 2020

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