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OAU Central Technological Laboratory and Workshops (CTLW) Develop Pedal-Operated Hand-Washing Device

OAU Central Technological Laboratory and Workshops (CTLW) Develop Pedal-Operated Hand-Washing Device

It is no longer news that the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the entire world into a serious state of confusion. As the incident has continued to rampage the entire world and with no known boundaries, concerted efforts are being made in each country, and by extension each organization or community to cope with the effect of the deadly virus such that human existence is not totally questioned. While research efforts are ongoing to produce vaccines for the disease, different approaches are being employed as precautionary and preventive measures to curb the spread of the virus. Notable among these are the use of face masks, hand-sanitizers, regular washing of hands as well as social-distancing.

There has been a strong emphasis on the washing of hands and the need to device an appropriate system such that the virus is not spread in the course of this activity. The Central Technological Laboratory and Workshops (CTLW) of Obafemi Awolowo University, has risen to this challenge and has developed a pedal-operated hand-washing device. The dispensing of soap and water for washing hands are both achieved via a pedal. This is to complement the efforts of the University in containing the deadly disease and particularly in preparation for the resumption of full academic activities. Visit the Centre to procure this device.

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Contact: Prof. O. K. Owolarafe, Director, CTLW;
Phone number: 08056509073;
WhatsApp number: 08056509073
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COVID-19: OAU Commences Sensitization, Distribution of Relief Materials

In a determined effort at further cementing the existing superlative cordiality between the ancient city of Ile - Ife, and the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), the authorities of the University has embarked on sensitization and distribution of relief materials to Ife community as part of their contribution to fight against Coronavirus that is hitting hard at many countries of the world. 


A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the Vice-Chancellor of the Institution, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, made the disclosure on Thursday during the release of the materials to the President of Ife Development Board, Comrade Lawrence Awowoyin, at Ooni's Palace, Ile-Ife.


Ogunbodede commended Ooni for the fatherly role he has always played to the University, saying he had done enough to the University community, even during this COVID-19 pandemic. The Vice-Chancellor added that the University thought it fit to fully support the efforts of the government and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, towards curtailing the pandemic in the country.


He said that the institution had initially distributed handbills that sensitized the people on how to curtail the spreading of Coronavirus. According to him: "We are aware of the fact that the lockdown has denied members of the community the opportunity to go about their normal daily activities, thereby negatively affecting their means of livelihood.
We, however, take solace in the fact that since the advent of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria and Osun State, there is no single case of COVID-19 in Ile-Ife and it's environs."


He stated further:" It is our prayer that this no-case situation remains so in the entire Ife Community." He appealed to Nigerians to stay in their homes and observe social distancing as well as obey the guidelines released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). In his response, the President of IDB, Comrade Lawrence Awowoyin, commended the OAU management for their good gesture. Awowoyin said that if each one helped, at least,  one person in providing succour, the pain of the vulnerable would be eliminated considerably, if not totally. 


He commended the management for their commitment and willingness to provide the desired support for the proper and effective distribution of the relief materials to the citizens of the ancient city of Ile-Ife.
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Items distributed by OAU included: 179 packs of 5kg Garri, and Seven and half bags of 50kg Garri. Others are: 200 packs of OAU bottled water; One cow, 500 loaves of OAU bread and 200 bottles of 250ml Ifetizer (hand sanitizer). All the items donated to the Ife community are produced by the University. 


In the entourage of the Vice-Chancellor were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor Chris Ajila; Registrar of the University, Mrs. Margaret Omosule and Dr. Peju Oyebisi, Director Corporate Services.
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SPECIAL RELEASE: Closure of the University

In line with the directive of the Federal Government that all Federal Tertiary Institutions be closed, in order to prevent spread of COVID-19, the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of Senate, has directed that the University be closed from Monday, 23rd March, 2020 till further notice.

Consequently, all students are hereby directed to vacate their Halls of Residence and the University premises not later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 23rd March, 2020.

However, staff of the University are expected to be at their respective duty posts.

Thank you.


M.I. Omosule (Mrs)
Registrar

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