By Ibraheem Solahudeen.
The Centre for Community Development of the Kwara State University, Malete, yesterday undertook a sensitization programme in which selected stakeholders in communities around the institution were given basic orientation on the safety protocols for Covid-19.
Leading the sensitization talk, the Coordinator of the center, Mallam Lawal Olohungbebe highlighted the basic procedures including social distancing, healthy hygiene, face mask usage, frequent use of sanitizer and other health measures as critical to curbing the disease.
In attendance at the event was the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC), academic, Prof. Shaykh Luqman who, on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammed Akanbi (SAN), spoke about the resumption of KWASU students and how to sustain the existing relationship between the students and the host community.
The Coordinator, Centre For Community Development also spoke on the resumption of students which he said would be in batches and for examinations only. He also emphasized the need for the community to adhere strictly to the observance of Covid-19 and the inevitable changes in their accessibility to the university premises.
The Chief Security Officer discussed the role of the school in Community Policing scheme.
The Community, through some of their representatives, thereafter expressed their appreciation to the Centre for Community Development and the KWASU management for their roles in the development of the community. They also requested for more interventions in the improvement of the Malete township road, boreholes, rehabilitation of Apodu Dam, employment opportunities for indigenes of the community, reduction in school fees for the indigenes, among others.
The program was attended by top management of the Kwara State University, including the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Prof. Shaykh Luqman Jimoh; the Dean of Students Affairs, Prof Moshood Jimba; Chief Security Officer, Alhaji S.F Ambali; Coordinator, Centre for Community Development, Mr Lawal Olohungbebe; Daudu of Malete, Alhaji Ibrahim Baba Belko; elders of Malete and other neighbouring communities, women, youths and Students.