After a two-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Yaounde II, joined the other academic institutions across the nation to receive students and personnel.
In support of a safe University resumption, the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP has provided sanitary kits to the over 37000 students and personnel of the University of Yaounde II to help the institution fight against the COVID-19.
UNDP’s support, provided to the University institution is worth over 100,000 USD and include items, notably 40.000 face masks, hand sanitizers, detergents among others.
“Today we have provided some equipment in view of the reopening of the university which is important for a community with 37.000 students. When we got the request from the head of the university, it is natural that the UNDP provides this support,” the UNDP Resident Representative Jean-Luc Stalon said.
“Beyond the technical assistance of these protective materials, I also stressed the need of collaboration and partnership, especially in the area of innovation-public policies and Institutional innovations. The world before and after COVID -19 will be different and countries need to adapt. we believe that a University such as this one can provide that innovation for countries to better adapt”, added Jean-Luc Stalon.
On his part, the Rector of the University of Yaounde II, Professor Adolphe Minkoa She, thanked the UNDP for the gesture and reassured his institution has taken all the necessary measures to ensure the educational community remains safe as lectures resume.
“This important contribution from UNDP will permit each student, each lecturer and each support staff of this University to have a face mask and a liter of hand sanitizer”, the Rector explained.