University of Illorin’s deputy director of corporate affairs, Kunle Akogun has affirmed the institutions readiness to battle any case of the Ebola virus, adding that the school has not delayed its resumption due to the Ebola scare.
In an telephone interview with Punch on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, Akogun said the school has taken measures to curb any eventuality of an outbreak in the school, adding that new students of the school will resume of Monday, September 22, 2014 while returning students will resume on Saturday, September 27, 2014
Akogun said, “It is not right that we are delaying the resumption of the school academic programme.
“Infact our new students are resuming on September 22 while returning students will be coming on September 27. This has been the school calendar.”
In a related development, the Kwara state government has employed about 100 village health workers to sensitize village communities on the need for clean environment, hygienic practices and health education in an attempt to forestall any outbreak of diseases like Ebola.
According to the Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, the state has constructed new primary health centers, refurbished and equipped old ones over the year so as to bring cheap and quality healthcare to residents of rural areas.