Mr. Katherine Flores, Head of Occupational Hygiene and Safety at URACCAN Bluefields Campus.
The University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast (URACCAN), fulfilling its commitment to ensuring intercultural educational relevance, is prepared for the return of its students to classrooms, for which it implemented appropriate preventive measures, in order to prevent any coronavirus contagion.
In this sense and according to Mr. Katherine Flores, responsible for the area of Occupational Hygiene and Safety of URACCAN Bluefields enclosure, "among the main prevention measures that are being taken in the Bluefields campus, are: give preventive talks from the Ministry of Health; similarly, actions that contribute to safety, including the location of sinks and liquid soaps, to which all students and workers have access; recommendations have been given on avoiding greetings from physical contacts; the virus prevention program has been shared with teachers and chair separation has been oriented to maintain the distance between students within the classroom."
In the same context, the teacher Marbella Jirón, coordinator of the area of Education and Language Sciences, emphasized the communication that has been maintained with the students, who have been attentive and encouraged to continue with the face-to-face classes.
According to Jirón, "from the area we have had good communication with students; they have been tracked through the WhatsApp groups that we have created in the area, where they have shared to us that in this holiday period they have taken all the relevant measures that the World Health Organization has taken; similarly from the offices we have located points where they can wash their hands and use gel alcohol; one of the student proposals is to place them in the toilet material sections, so, as an initiative of the area, these actions are being taken to contribute to the safety of themselves; in this way continue academic life in normality."
Mr. Lyssett Newball, head of Student Welfare, argued that "we are preparing to work with them, urging them to continue studying and that even though these situations are taking place, we as a university are looking forward to that and we will be accompanying each of our students; that means that when the students return, we will be welcoming them warmly and telling them that they are not alone, at URACCAN, we are a family."
In this sense, teacher Heidi Guillén, academic secretary, invited "students to come back to their classes, in every shift; therefore, as a university we are ready to serve you, as well as your teachers; from the campus we continue with preventive measures to care for our university community."