The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Port Harcourt, expressed doubts over the seriousness of the Federal Government to resume academic activities in universities.
The Chairman of ASUU, Austen Sado, said there was nothing on ground in UNIPORT to demonstrate that the institution was ready for resumption.
“There is nothing on ground to suggest that UNIPORT can resume. I don’t think that government is also through with its announcement because most of what will be required are not available. So, I doubt if government is serious with that announcement,” he said.
Though the UNIPORT authorities could not be reached for their official reaction, it was gathered from a source in the institution that the Federal Government would determine the readiness of the universities to resume activities.
The source, who spoke in confidence, said the government through the National University Commission (NUC) sent a form containing a to-do list to UNIPORT.
“The form contains requirements for safe resumption of academic activities. We indicated what we needed for safe resumption. The list was sent back to NUC but since then we have not heard from them. We are still waiting for them to provide those things”, the source said.
He, however, said UNIPORT on its own provided hand-washing facilities, soap and sanitizers at strategic locations in the university.
He said the school in conjunction with other companies like Shell and Agip procured a molecular testing laboratory for the school.