The Takoradi Campus of the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) has been disinfected to make way for academic work to begin on Monday June 15, for the final year students.
The disinfection exercise, under the auspices of the government of Ghana, formed part of control measures particularly in tertiary institutions where final year students were expected to report for final preparation towards their end of term examination and official exits from such institutions of higher learning.
On March 17, this year, the government announced the closure of both public and private educational facilities across the country when COVID-19 become a national crisis to reckon with, but almost three month after closure, final year students at the various stages of the academic ladder have the opportunity of a planned reopening to enable them to formally leave school.
Ms. Nusrat-Jahan Abubakur, Director of the Takoradi Campus of the GTUC therefore lauded the Government for the intervention and for also bearing the cost of the exercise.
"We are happy to note that Zoomlion may continue this exercise of clearing our campuses of any infection on quarterly basis," she added.
She added that various arrangements have also been made to allow students who would prefer writing their final papers online to do so, while a designated shed had been allotted to students willing to be present on campus for such duties.
Ms. Abubakur said, "We have prepared well as a university for the comeback of these students bearing in mind all safety protocols".
In another development, the Director of the Takoradi Campus also appreciated the Government through Parliament for approving the Public Communication Technology University Bill to make the University fully autonomous.
The Bill, when finally assented by President Nana Akufo-Addo, will position the school to deliver highly driven technology education in the country.
Ms. Abubakur said, "We are grateful as a university for such a great move on the part of the government and his committed to making this a reality."
The Bill, has 44 clauses and four sections. Currently the GTUC run campuses in Accra, Takoradi, Ho, Kumasi with over 8000 undergraduates and postgraduate students.
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