The Management of Federal University of Agriculture (FUNNAB), Abeokuta said it has concluded arrangements for 2019/2020 school resumption in line with coronavirus guidelines and protocols.
Penpushing reports that Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Kolawole Salako made this known at a press conference held at the campus of the institution located at Alabata community in Odeda Local Government area of the state
The Vice Chancellor also debunked media claim attributed to the chairman of Academic Staff University Union(ASUU) ,Dr Adebayo Oni that the school was not prepare to resume academic activities, stating that the claim of Adebayo was political, mischievous, baseless and unfounded.
Penpushing further reports that, Salako declared that it was mischievous and political for any lecturer of the institution to go to the media and said that the university was not ready for academic activities.
The Vice Chancellor pointed out that the university had undergone fumigation more than 10 times since March 2020, adding that in similar vein, there had been massive infrastructural rehabilitation.
Penpushing also reports that, Salako while explaining readiness of school resumption disclosed that the management had been producing its own hand sanitisers, as well as procuring hand-washing basins and soaps needed to keep the students and members of staff safe from contracting the virus.
The Vice-Chancellor said as parts of the management determined efforts the university would be running “hybrid” teaching, a mix of physical and virtual learning, adding that about 150 solar panels had been installed in some of the buildings, to provide alternative sources of electricity and facilitate the planned hybrid system of learning delivery.
“The virtual learning will take care of large classes, like the part one students, but for fewer classes, we have large halls to accommodate the students”, Salako stated, and later took journalists on tour of some newly completed and rehabilitated buildings already equipped with latest technological gadgets to aid virtual teaching and learning.
.Penpushing reports that, Salako explained that the buildings have equipped laboratories, auditoriums, lecture theaters, classrooms with each being 50-seated, 100-seated, 200-seated capacity as well as newly constructed and renovated administrative offices and hostels.
“The university is ready to receive students both online and physically and we are going to ensure that all the students adhere to covid-19 protocols. One things that this administration is known for is that we are not just building, we are equipping. We are committed and responsible to ensuring that things work in the school despite the threat posed by Covid-19”.
Penpushing further reports that, the Vice Chancellor noted that students are tired of staying at home, assuring that the management would ensure all academic gap caused by the closure of the campus will be adequately addressed.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the students union passed a vote of confidence on the Vice Chancellor, as well as the readiness of the university to resume virtually and physically.
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