KIU, Western Campus – The Dean of Student Affairs (DSA) for KIU Western Campus, Maureen Asiimwe, has called for the engagement of community leaders in the fight against COVID-19, especially for the protection of the university students from contracting the virus.
She made this call during the KIU Western Campus COVID-19 taskforce meeting held in the KIU Teaching Hospital boardroom on October 15.
“We should link up with the local leaders in the communities because people are not compliant with the SOPs yet many of our students stay in these communities,” Asiimwe said.
She also called on the students and staff who use Boda-Boda as a means of transport to always demand that the riders wear a face mask and also sanitize their hands so that they can protect themselves from possible infection.
This call was echoed by the Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Finance and Administration (ADVC-F&A), Prof. Lydia Emuron, who suggested maintenance of clear communication channels with the community.
“Information about COVID-19 cases (when they are discovered) should be circulated to everyone. More communication is needed,” Prof. Emuron said.