Successfully restart classes at URACCAN Bilwi
Students of URACCAN Bilwi enclosure on their return to classrooms.
Neylin Calderon

This Monday, April 20, classes were successfully restarted at URACCAN Bilwi Campus, an event for which university authorities had been preparing for accountably, so that the entire university community would reintegrate into academic life safely and reliably.

Vice-Chancellor and Academic Secretariat held previous meetings with academic coordinators to provide them with new guidance in this second stage of the 2020 school year.

Enrique Cordón, PhD, vice-chancellor of the campus, stated that URACCAN ensures the well-being of the entire university community, which is manifested in the implementation of protective measures such as: the disinfection of transport units, 3 to 4 times a day; placing soaps and clean water in common spaces; as well as disinfection of classrooms, laboratories, auditorium and library.

"The other thing we are implementing in classrooms is the estating we must maintain of at least one meter; and in this sense each teacher, before starting classes, is planning the organization of the spaces with each of the student seats," Cordón reported.

In case the number of students exceeds the capacity of the classroom, as in the careers of Intercultural Medicine, Psychology in Multicultural Contexts and Civil Engineering, in the Bilwi campus will be enabled 3 spaces that will serve to teach. "We're going to use the auditoriums and the green spaces, under the shade of the trees, to be able to teach and develop the classes," the vice-chancellor detailed.

URACCAN's security protocol appeals to the responsibility and solidarity of each, so it has been oriented to the student community and all administrative and teaching staff that individual and mutual care must prevail. "They can use masks if they wish, they can also bring their alcohol gel and personal soap for constant use," the official concluded.

Average pandemic assistance

At the Bilwi campus, regular student community attendance so far is between 85 and 90%, in the regular and Sabatino modalities. Both the Academic Secretariat and the area coordinators have visited the classrooms to guide the prevention measures implemented in the security protocol of this university.  

The Msc. Ivania Simons, coordinator of the area of Education Sciences, said that from this house of intercultural higher education she is acting with great caution and responsibility. "Let us be responsible for our health and those around us," Simons exhorted.