Greenfield University announces reopening date
Following a virtual Senate meeting which was held on the 6th of October 2020 it was announced that the university would be reopening on the 26th of October 2020 for academic activities following the lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The announcement came on the heels of news from the minister of education Mallam Adamu Adamu and the commissioner of education in Kaduna state Mr Shehu Mohammed that directed educational institutions across the country to begin reopening following drop in the R-rate of the virus. The Registrar of the university Mr Bashir Muhammad who was in attendance at the virtual senate meeting released details of the resumption which stated that all 100 and 200 level students were to resume on the 26th of October 2020 to prepare for commencement of their second semester examinations which would start by the 2nd of November 2020. The examinations would last for two weeks.
The university had put in place the necessary requirements stipulated by the ministries of health and education prior to the announcement in order to allow staff and students return safely to its premises to continue with the academic session. The steps taken by the university include
- Fumigating the entire university buildings
- Providing face shields and nose masks for staff to work
- Provision of adequate facilities to ensure that social distancing is enforced with a minimum of 2 meters apart per person
- Provision of running water and soap for regular hand washing at the entrance to buildings
- Provision of hand sanitizers in offices and the entrance to buildings.
- Provision of thermometers for regular temperature checks for everyone going in and out of the university and its facilities.
- Provision of isolation rooms manned by medical staff so that any staff or student who feels unwell after they return to the university can be treated.
- Provision of adequate support from nearby hospitals to take in persons as indicated in point 7 in the event that such persons fail to respond to treatment.
- Provision of information on notice boards in different buildings to keep everyone in touch with best practices while in the university.
- Provision of training and enlightenment programs to staff to educate them on how to behave upon return to the university.
- Planned orientation for students upon return to update them on the university’s expectations of them.
On the part of the students, when returning to the university they are required to return with the following items:
- 5 hand sanitizers
- 5 face masks
- 1 packet of handkerchief
- An authentic covid-19 report detailing results of medical tests carried out on a date which is not more than one week from when the student returns to the university.