URACCAN students at the Las Minas campus attend their classrooms normally, continuing the 2020 school year. Attendance is maintained between 85% and 88%. Students indicated that the most important thing is not to fall behind in their learning process, always complying with health measures to prevent coronavirus.
"Measures on COVID-19 must be taken in person; In addition, the university has taken preventive measures and let us know, it has given us talks with the staff of the Ministry of Health. From my point of view, it is not in our interest for classes to be suspended because in my career most classes are practical and from a virtual platform we could not do them and we would fall behind," said Manuel Moody, student of Agroforestry Engineering.
Similarly, Zeydi Yamileth Aguilar, a student of Intercultural Nursing, stated that face-to-face classes are conducted in a broad way in a timely manner, while if they do it virtual it would not be the same. "We as nursing students have a commitment to the population, it is not time to stay home, but to support the one who knows the least, explaining to people what this disease is and the prevention measures we must take."
Teacher Ariel Chavarría Vigil, academic secretary of the campus, indicated that at the initial alarm for the coronavirus many students were up to expectation and concerned. However, the situation has been normalized thanks to institutional actions to ensure the health of the university community. Academic and administrative activities are in complete normalcy, taking the preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health and the competent authorities.
"We have controlled the statements given to us by our rector, Dr. Alta Hooker Blandford, who notified us that all academic activities continue in complete normalcy, which in the sense that we are not affected by the academic year. We have been monitoring student attendances by career and have 85% to 88% attendance compliance, perhaps the other percentage is not just about COVID-19, but some other problem that is affecting," said URACCAN official.
Chavarría added that the institution enabled key points with hygienic products, so that students and staff are taking preventive measures. In addition, they have coordinated efforts with the Ministry of Health and gave talks that released the procedures to be applied to prevent coronavirus.