FUTA releases COVID-19 safety resumption guidelines


In a continued effort towards tackling the COVID-19 pandemic amid fear of the second wave, the management of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has released some COVID-19 safety guidelines for students.

This is as the university is billed to reopen on 18th January, 2021.

The guidelines were announced by Professor Gbenga Onibi, Dean of Students, through a communiqué, adding that failure to follow will attract punishment.

It noted that university hostels will be opened to accommodate students from Monday 18th January 2021 as no student will be allowed into the hostels earlier than that date.

Also, hand washing materials will be provided at strategic points within the campus and students should wash their hands at regular intervals.

Students are to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols by putting on their facemasks within and outside the University premises and in this regard, each student is to have at least five (5) sets of washable facemasks.

Equally, each student is to come with hand sanitizer which should be in his/her possession at all times and be used at intervals.

Students are to ensure social distancing by avoiding handshaking, hugging and all forms of massing together in and around the campus

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Students should avoid overcrowded areas such as Football Viewing and Worship Centres especially when such places disregard appropriate COVID-19 safety protocols

All students are to ensure the wearing of ID cards with lineyards for easy identification at all times.

No visitor is allowed into the University hostels till further notice.

Also, common and Reading Rooms in the hostels remain closed till further notice.

No party /gathering of any kind will be allowed in the University.

The number of passengers on-campus shuttles has been reduced. It is compulsory for students to put on their facemasks while riding on shuttle buses

Students residing off-campus are to ensure compliance with the Covid-19 Prevention Protocols as well.

In case of emergency, students are enjoined to contact the university’s Health Centre or Student Affairs
or Ondo State Hotlines: 0700COVID19 (07002684319),
0701COVID19 (07012684319), 0800COVID19 (08002684319).

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