Tertiary institution’s reopening was a good decision – UHAS Vice Chancellor.


The Vice-Chancellor for the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) has disclosed that the president’s decision to reopen tertiary schools despite a second wave of Covid-19 in the country was a good decision.

He said this during a discussion on “The Probe”, a JoyNews TV program hosted by Emefa Apawu.

Prof John Owusu Gyapong explained that it is essential that life must go on despite the pandemic and people should learn to live with the virus.

“Staying at home I am not sure would have given us any different results,” he said.

He also added that the school has an advantage because students are on campuses obeying all the needed safety protocols and so the tertiary institutions help minimise the level of contact for students.

“It is known that even when you wear the nose mask and all that there is limited risk that one could still get infected. But if we are able to keep to the protocols to the best of our abilities, then we are able to minimize the level of risk.”

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“So I think that it is still good to have universities and the rest of the tertiary schools open, at least from the data that I have seen so far I think it was the right thing to do.”

Ironically, his comment comes in the wake of reports trending that some students in some schools have tested positive for Covid-19.

It was recently reported that some 40 students at the Akosombo International School had tested positive for Covid-19, as well as some universities, but those institutions are managing the cases well.

He also added that the universities are rolling out learning management systems to ensure that there is teaching online, and although face to face class sessions may be needed for some practicals, it has been reduced drastically to ensure that contact among students and lecturers are minimised drastically.

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