Management of Auchi Polytechnic has carefully reviewed the decision reached at the Emergency Meeting of the Academic Board, held on Friday, 16th October, 2020, where it considered adjustments in the Academic Calendar for the continuation of the 2019/2020 academic session and subsequently approved the resumption of academic activities in the School of Evening Studies (SES) for Monday, 2nd November, 2020, and the Regular students on Sunday 15th November, 2020.
Consequent upon the approval, all students in the School of Evening Studies (SES), and students of the Regular Programmes are to resume academic activities on the above-stated dates and observe FULL COMPLIANCE with the COVID-19 pandemic standard precautions, guidelines and protocols as provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
This is to forestall the spread of coronavirus and ensure a safe, secure and sustainable environment for academic activities. The measures include:
Regular washing of hands or use of Hand Sanitizers in offices, classrooms, laboratories and other strategic places;
*Compulsory use of face mask/face shield;
Ensuring social distancing in offices, classrooms, laboratories etc;
To check or submit yourself to temperature measurement;
*To self-isolate yourself when the body temperature is high with the manifestation of symptoms of coronavirus;
Report any suspected case of coronavirus immediately to the Director of Medical Services at the Cottage hospital, Auchi Polytechnic, for urgent referral to the nearest testing/isolation centre;
In addition, all categories of staff are strongly advised to limit the number of visitors they receive in their offices to the barest minimum
All Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments and Units, Ag. Chief Security Officer, President of the Students’ Union Government and other stakeholders are requested to bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all the staff and students under them for strict compliance, please.
The Management of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, has set up a committee on observation/implementation of COVID-19 guidelines and protocols in the Institution. All and sundry are encouraged to comply fully with the directives of the COVID-19 pandemic preventive measure, as Management will not hesitate to sanction staff and students who disregard these protocols.
Finally, it is the prayer of Management that neither staff nor students of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, will contract the deadly coronavirus.