Dire Dawa Polytechnic College puts in place preliminary works for safe reopening

Dire Dawa Polytechnic College puts in place preliminary works for safe reopening

Pictures of some of the measures put in place contain COVID-19 pandemic

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020, presented a huge challenge to education systems worldwide. Following the declaration of the virus as a pandemic by the World Health Organization and the spread of the virus in Africa, the Federal Government of Ethiopia announced the closure of schools, TVET Institutes and Universities. However, as lockdown measures begin to slowly be lifted, many countries including Ethiopia are accelerating plans for reopening the institutions.

Because of the efforts made and the innovative solutions offered, Dire Dawa Polytechnic College believes that the education programmes should continue by reopening of the institutions. Although an entirely risk-free reopening is impossible, much can be done to make the institution safer. With this regard the college has put in place measures to ensure compliance with COVID-19 standard operating procedures. These include:

  • Production of face masks for students, teachers and staff;
  • Installation of automatic soap and water dispenser for hand washing machines at the gates of the college;
  • Installation of automatic disinfecting tunnel at the gates of the college;
  • Establishing smart classroom;
  • Reestablishing the existing workshops with new arrangement and machineries;
  • Arranging the existing classrooms and workshops for limited number of students and to maintain proper distance.

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