UNIPORT Sets Up COVID-19 Treatment Centre, Installs Safety Measures
In preparation towards the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) resumption of academic activities on February 1, 2021, after its senate’s decision, the institution informed that it has put in place measures of enforcing COVID-19 safety measures to avert any disruption of its academic activities by the second wave of the pandemic.
The Public Relations Officer of the University, Sam Kpenu, disclosed that the institution has also set up COVID-19 testing, holding and treatment centres within the university campus which had been certified by the Nigerian Centre Disease Control.
According to Kpenu, the university had also disinfected its campus to ensure zero infections, while also acquiring thermometers for student’s temperature confirmation before and after lectures.
Kpenu said, “The university committee has come up with COVID-19 guidelines for the university community in line with the NCDC guidelines which has been placed on the university website. Handwashing facilities have been placed on strategic locations and at each faculty building, entrance and of course over 200 wash hand basins had been installed at the halls of residence.
“We have also provided infrared thermometers that would be placed at every entry point into the various laboratories, classrooms, hostels, faculty buildings and administrative blocks within the university.”