Bayero University Sets Up Covid-19 Enforcement Marshals

The management of the Bayero University, Kano has advised the members of the community (including student, staff and their families and visitors) to be wary of violating the public health advisory, saying that “as part of measures to ensure total enforcement and compliance, the Management has employed Surveillance mechanism with setting up of Covid-19 Protocol Enforcement Marshals.”

The directive was captured in the school’s Monday bulletin and was issued by Lamara Garba, Secretary, Information and Publication Division.

It stressed that “anyone caught violating the compliance order will be sanctioned.”

Recall that the National Universities Commission (NUC), had in a circular issued to respective Vice Chancellors of universities, had directed them to begin academic activities by January 18, 2021; and BUK was one of the schools which had fixed its resumption on same date(Monday).

Meanwhile, the school called out those who may want to stylishly wear the facemask thereby not covering their nose and mouth with it as already prescribed.

“Staff, students, visitor are required while in the university premises should wear a facemask and remain with it at all times.

“Wearing of face-mask must be done fully NOT halfway. the face-mask MUST cover nose and mouth, it must not be hanged on one ear, or put under the chin,” it stated.

Above all, the school management said that covid-19 protocol adherence will help in the efficient running of the university, at such a time as this.

The statement further reads:

“Consequently, staff (teaching and non-teaching) members of their families and students as well as visitors to the University must comply with the Covid-19 protocols.

“Already, the Management has provided enough motorized hand washing machines and Hand sanitizers at strategic locations within the academic, administrative and hostel areas for use

“Staff, students, visitor are required while in the university premises should wear a facemask and remain with it at all times.

“Also, members of the university community must strictly observe physical distancing as much as possible in academic area and hostels or any other places.

“Wearing of face-mask must be done fully NOT halfway, the face-mask must cover nose and mouth, it must not be hanged on one ear, or put under the chin.

“In order to reduce or eliminate the spread of the virus, members of University community are advised to reduce handshake, keep social distance of 2 metres, and wash our hands regularly.

“As much as possible members of University community and visitors, should stay in an open space, and if they must be in a room, they must ensure that the room is well ventilated. We should also ensure vehicles transporting students, (private or public) are well ventilated with windows open (Even if there is AC). Students are required to avoid congestion in vehicles.

“Commercial vehicle owners are required to provide hand sanitizers for their passengers. No student will be allowed into lecture hall or any other place within the University without wearing a facemask covering his nose and mouth, lecturers are required to wear their face-mask too, and ensure all students in their classes do the same.”

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