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Come back with laptops, Ipad, smartphones for e-learning – UNICAL to returning students

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The University of Calabar school management has asked returning students to bring back devices like laptops, Ipads and smartphones as the school has set in motion plans to have some classes online.

This was contained in a release signed by the Registrar, Mr Gabriel Egbe.

The school reiterated that the gates will be opened for students on the 5th of February and the wasting of nose mask and other covid-19 related prevention and protection guidelines will be followed.

The release reads in part; “The University Management wishes to remind students that :
Arrangements have been put in place for virtual teaching and learning using online support medium. Our ICT Unit has developed a robust E-learning platform to ensure seamless teaching, especially for large classes. Students are advised to come along with their laptops, IPAD, Android, smartphones and other electronic devices to be able to effectively key into this new method.

The Timetable Committee has been directed to spread the schedule of lectures across six days of the week. Consequently, lectures for all year 1 and graduating classes will hold from Monday through Wednesday; while years 2 & 3 lectures will hold from Thursday through Saturday. Students must observe social distancing and avoid clustering anywhere outside or inside the classrooms.

Conscious of the increasing spread of the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, Management has put in place mechanisms for the prevention, control and management of the dreaded disease. Students coming back to school must complement the efforts of Management by religiously adhering to all covid19 precautionary guidelines as approved by NCDC and the PTF, while on campus.

Please note that the University policy on ‘no squatting in the Hostel’ is still in force. Students residing in the hostels are please reminded to take note.

There shall be mandatory temperature check at the entrance to the hostels, classrooms, library, offices and other entry points. Students should willingly submit themselves for these checks. Hand washing materials will be strategically positioned for use by all. The task force shall ensure that students maintain social distancing and avoid body contacts at all times. Our Entrepreneurial centre has been mandated to mass-produce quality hand sanitisers for distribution within the university community at highly subsidized rates. Students are at liberty to buy their sanitisers and use them regularly.

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