December 1, 2020

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‘We’re COVID-19 free in FCE, Provost declares

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By Kolade Adeyemi, Jos

Two weeks after resumption for academic activities, Provost of Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Dr Amos Cirfat, has declared that the institution is yet to record any case of COVID-19 among students and staff.

According to him, no student or staff is known to have displayed any sign or symptoms of the virus in the institution, affirming that, “there is no cause for alarm in the college”.

Cirfat made this known on Friday in a chat with The Nation in his office in Pankshin.

The provost said, “So far, we haven’t received any report of ill health regarding COVID-19 in the two weeks that our students have been in campus for academic activities.”

He said: “I can confidently tell you that with the measures taken by college management, coupled with students’ cooperation, there is no cause for alarm.

“We are equally very alert, especially in our clinic where all is set for any eventuality. The staff there operate 24 hours to all in campus.

“Our hope is that the next set (400 Level and NCE III students) being expected next Monday, Nov. 23, will not bring any issue either.”

Prof. Cirfat said the college has a COVID-19 Committee that has been working tirelessly to ensure that all measures were put in place before the resumption.