Dr. Abdul Jimoh Mohammed, the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Rector has expressed the readiness of the institution for resumption, stressing that all necessary measures are being put in place to ensure COVID-19 protocols are adhered to.
The Rector disclosed this during a meeting with the Association of Kwara Online Media Practitioners (ASKOMP), the umbrella body of professional online media practitioners in the state on Monday in Ilorin.
Jimoh while expressing the readiness of the institution to resume without putting the lives of students and lecturers to risk, confirmed that among other things, they have commenced massive production of hands-free pedal handwashing machines.
He said, “One of the conditions for schools reopening is making provision for hands washing machines and we’re massively producing that and we’ll have at least one four face machine per department for a start.
“We’re also working in conjunction with the Kwara State government and the covid19 technical committee on the fumigation of the whole institution. We’ve also commissioned our Science and Laboratory Technology (SLT) department for massive procurement of pocket size hand sanitisers.”
Speaking on measures put in place to tackle overcrowding which has been one of the major bane of the institution, he said, “As we all know, social and physical distancing is one of the most important covid19 guidelines, so we’ve commenced the remodeling of our chairs away from the age long mass seating arrangement we used to have.
“We’re working on a four seater physical distancing compliant chair and within the limited resources available to the institution, we’re making judicious use of it to ensure we’re not caught unawares when go-ahead is given to tertiary institutions to resume by relevant authorities.”