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VC urges government, Nigerians to prepare for post-COVID-19

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Vice-Chancellor, Bowen University, Prof Joshua Ogunwole has urged the government and people of the country to start thinking on the effect of coronavirus on the economy and the general wellbeing of the people.

Prof. Ogunwole stated this during the presentation of food items to the people of Iwo and Oluponna towns in Osun state. 

“We need to start thinking of what to do after COVID-19, no doubt, coronavirus has affected many and this is an indication that the county cannot remain the same, the entire world will depend more on virtual interaction and a new method of doing business and meetings will evolve.”

He also emphasised on online-learning for the nation’s educational institutions, adding, “Bowen University has been a technological-based institution, we have been teaching our students with our smart school hub, video teaching, animation especially with our colleagues in Australia, Italy and others. On a final note he admonished all to keep to the dictates of the government for a healthy community.

The vice chancellor explained that the move was aimed at supporting the government in its efforts at cushioning the lockdown directive.

“As a Christian university, we are our brothers’ keeper, this is why we are out to give this welfare package to the people not minding their religious inclination. We have invited the leaders of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Islamic Society of Nigeria, the representatives of the development union of the towns, and other classified groups for the welfare package which is meant for the vulnerable under their umbrellas”, he said.


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