The Biaka University Institute of Buea has recorded a massive turn out of students as they answer present on campus to continue with studies for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year. This onsite presence was suspended some two months ago by the Cameroon government in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Entering into a campus well equipped to host the students amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, students and lecturers obeyed the safety rules put in place by the management to ensure a COVID-19 free campus.
All stakeholders entering into the Biaka complex are expected to make use of the running water, detergents and hand sanitizers placed at the main entrance of the university as well as all other entry points within the university.
The students who walked into campus with much excitement to continue with traditional classroom lectures are also very protective of themselves as they could be seen wearing their mask and maintaining social distancing as they follow lectures in the classroom.
Worthy of note is the fact that the time table for lectures allows for classes with large numbers to be split into at least three different sessions so as to maintain social distancing within the classrooms and the university at large.
Students have taken upon themselves to ensure a COVID-19 free environment by frequently disinfecting their benches with sanitizers made available by the university management.
The semester which appears to be challenging one due to the current health crisis, students and lecturers as well as administrators have embraced all necessary safety measures to stop the spread of the pandemic and stay alive.