The Vice Chancellor of Bowen University, Professor Joshua Ogunwole has urged the government and people of the country to start brooding on the aftermath effect of corona virus on the economy and the general wellbeing of the people.
He stated this on Friday 17th March, 2020 during the presentation of food items to the people of Iwo and Oluponna towns in Osun state. He said, we are doing this to support governments efforts in alleviating the sufferings of people at home as a result of the lockdown directive of the government.
“As a Christian University, we are our brothers’ keepers 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 leaders of 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”.
Professor Ogunwole stated further that we need to start thinking of what to do after COVID-19, no doubt, corona virus has affected many, 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 cited the religious organizations who now conduct their services through the digital system unlike before. He pleaded with the government at all levels to avoid community transmission of the pandemic virus.
While also responding to questions on whether the school will be affected with the holiday, he said we are not in any way affected because before the advent of the pandemic virus, 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.
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