The administrative body of College of Medicine University of Ibadan have instructed students in the University College Hospital, UCH to return back to campus for physical resumption.
This was contained in a special release dated 10/10/2021 from the office of the Provost of College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.
*OFFICE OF THE PROVOST*
*COLLEGE OF MEDICINE*
*UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN*
*Date*: Monday 10 January 2022
*To*: All Staff and Students of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (CoMUI)
*COVID-19 INFECTION AT THE ALEXANDER BROWN HALL (ABH)*:
*Resumption of Physical Academic Activities in the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan with Utmost Caution*
This is a follow up to the special release on 24 December 2021 when we directed that all academic sessions should immediately proceed to virtual mode following the surge of COVID19 infections among students living in Alexander Brown Hall. I have been in regular communication with the COVID19 Chairman since then and he reports the following now:
1. The number of new cases appears to have reduced in Alexander Brown Hall
2. There is still some evidence of community transmission
3. The measures for reducing exposure through limiting physical activities and encouraging students to travel for the holidays prevented the system from being overwhelmed
4. Testing all students would not be feasible at this time and so screening will be based on risk assessment.
*BASED ON THE ABOVE, PHYSICAL ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES CAN RESUME IN COMUI BUT WITH UTMOST CAUTION*.
*Please note the following*:
1. Only students officially staying in Alexander Brown Hall will be allowed in (Absolutely no visitors)
2. The food service in the ABH cafeteria remains take-away only
3. Students, who develop malaria-like or COVID-19 symptoms, should promptly report to either the Hall Chairman (Brownites) or to the President of their association.
4. All Faculties, Institutes, Departments, Centres, and Units should ensure:
A. Staff and students continue full compliance with the CoMUI COVID-19 Guidelines.
B. The COVID-19 Monitoring Officers continue to ensure compliance to all infection prevention control (IPC) measures in the workplace and learning areas
C. *The following are complied with by all*:
a. Proper use of facemasks at all times
b. Physical distancing at all times
c. No shaking hands with people
d. Regular washing of hands with liquid soap and water or use of hand sanitizer
e. Regular cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces
f. Avoiding crowded and enclosed environments (lecture rooms, laboratories or other learning areas).
g. Avoiding crowded social gatherings (event centres, parties, condolence visits, worship centres)
h. Sick staff or students should stay away from work and report to their Head of Department (HOD). Such individuals are advised to:
• Open and keep a daily symptoms dairy
• Go for the COVID-19 test
If a staff or student tests positive to COVID-19, the HOD should be informed and the CoMUI COVID-19 Committee contacted on the following numbers:
Dr E. Bamgboye: 08029537711 (Lead Surveillance Subcommittee, CoMUI).
Dr O.C. Uchendu: 08066717229 (Chairman, CoMUI COVID-19 Committee).
Kindly give immediate effect to all decisions.
Olayinka O. Omigbodun, FAS, FNAMed, FAMedS
Professor of Psychiatry and Provost
All students with that this concerns are nearby adviced to return to UCH for continuation of their academic program.