The University shall endeavour to (refer to health and safety policy):
provide and maintain a safe learning environment by implementing structures and programmes to ensure that hazards to Health and Safety are identified in a systematic manner and timely acted on;
provide fire prevention and safety training to all staff and students;
comply with the requirements of all laws governing occupational health and safety;
take proactive measures to ensure responsible environmental management;
ensure that contractors undertake their duties in a safe and responsible manner.
Every student shall:
Be required to join the University Medical Scheme or provide proof of membership of another reputable medical scheme.
Undergo medical examination at the college clinic before registration.
Be hospitalized according to the cover provided by the medical scheme.
Every student, member of staff, visitor or any other person is prohibited from undertaking any action that would endanger the health, safety or personal security of other people in or around any University premises including:
Possession of dangerous materials such as firearms, fireworks, chemicals, explosives, or potentially lethal weapons.
Unauthorized entry by any person into a room other than the room to which he/she is authorized.
Unauthorized possession of keys or college identification cards or tampering of any college locking or identification systems.
Occupation of the roof of any college building.
Connection of any equipment or appliance to an electrical supply in contravention of normal and reasonable safety standards.
Use of immersion heaters on the University
college. Use of any personal appliance which draws more than one kilowatt of electrical power e.g. rice cookers, kettles, heaters, hot plates, washing machines, refrigerators, microwaves etc. If found, the residence of the room shall forfeit his or her residency
This includes Cooking of food in hostels is prohibited, selling commodities in the hall/hostel such as groceries, liquor, dangerous drugs and food stuffs, conducting parties in the hall/hostel and playing loud music in the hall/hostel
HIV and AIDS
The University recognises the growing epidemic of human immune deficiency virus (HIV) infection at the global, national, and local levels. It is prudent, therefore, for the University to adopt policies and practices that presume the possibility of HIV presence. Specific safeguards are felt to be important for sero-positive individuals. These safeguards, listed below, are built primarily around issues of confidentiality and non-discrimination. (refer to HIV AIDS POLICY)
The University has an HIV and AIDS Policy and all students are encouraged to access it from the Website, Library, Registrar and, the College HIV and AIDS chairperson.
No student shall be denied enrolment on the basis of HIV infection.
HIV infection shall not be used as a reason to restrict participation in any educational, recreational, social or athletic activity.
Testing for sero-status shall not be a requirement for admission into the University.
Individuals, who are sero-positive, whether or not symptomatic, shall not be denied free and unrestricted access to all facilities, programmes, and events unless stipulated otherwise by qualified medical personnel.
No individual shall be denied access to residential housing or be otherwise isolated, restricted, or segregated on the basis of their sero-positivity.
The University clinic shall be available to provide to student's HIV diagnostic services, free voluntary counselling and testing, support counselling for students living with HIV and AIDS and appropriate referrals for HIV antibody testing; Provided that all such involvement with the clinic as well as any information shared or generated by its guidance will be kept strictly confidential unless required by law to be reported.
Individuals who know that they are sero-positive shall be encouraged, though not required, to discuss their condition with the clinic staff for purposes of proper medical care and follow-up.
Any individual concerned about HIV or HIV-related issues shall seek personal counselling and assistance through the clinic's counselling centre.
In accordance with the principle of confidentiality and current medical information, the University shall have no obligation to inform staff, roommates, or anyone else of the HIV status of any student or member of staff.
All records shall be kept with strict confidentiality and will be released only with the express written permission of the sero-positive student and the request of the University Registrar.
Confidentiality shall be strictly protected within statutory limits.
No information about a student's HIV status or the institution's response to such infection shall be disclosed to anyone unless by the University Registrar.
The University shall from time to time make and announce periodic changes to its position and practices with respect to HIV and AIDS.
Any students of the University may withdraw on medical grounds only if medical personnel have certified that they are unfit to continue with their studies for the time being and with approval of the University Registrar.
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus (SARS-C0V-2). The disease occurs when the SARS-C0V-2 affects the functionality of the body organs or systems especially the respiratory system and may manifest as severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
Symptoms of COVID-19
The most common symptoms of COVID can include fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties, body ache or pain, sore throat, tiredness, loss of smell or taste, headache, chest pain or pressure, loss of speech or movement and loss of consciousness. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia or breathing difficulties. More rarely, the disease can be fatal. These symptoms are similar to the flu (influenza) and common cold, which are a lot more common than COVID-19. Therefore, testing is required to confirm if someone has COVID-19. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment and others become infected but don't develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.
How does COVID-19 spread?
The virus is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person (generated through coughing and sneezing). Individuals can also be infected by touching surfaces contaminated with the virus and touching their face (e.g., eyes, nose, mouth). The COVID-19 virus may survive on surfaces for several hours; but simple disinfectants can kill it.
What is the treatment for COVID-19?
Currently, there is no available vaccine and medicines for COVID-19. However, many of the symptoms can be treated and getting early care from a healthcare provider can make the disease less dangerous.
Who is most at risk?
Everyone is at risk of COVID-19 however, others are more vulnerable to severe infection. These include people who are 60 years of age and above, Immunocompromised individuals, those exposed to patients with COVID-19, and those with underlying chronic medical conditions such as; cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, Hypertension, Lung diseases,
A person with laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 infection, irrespective of clinical signs and symptoms
COVID-19 death is defined for surveillance purposes as a death resulting from a clinically compatible illness in a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case unless there is a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be related to COVID disease (e.g. trauma). There should be no period of complete recovery between illness and death.
COVID-19 close contact?
Contact is defined as those:
What to do if there is a suspect?
What are the preventive measures for COVID-19?
All students and staff should adhere to the following COVID-19 preventive measures:
COVID-19 RULES AND REGULATIONS