All universities should make COVID cells: Governor Patel
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: Governor Mangubhai Patel has given instructions to set up COVID cells in all the universities. He has also instructed all Vice Chancellors to reside within the university campus.
He has said that the works related to implementation of National Education Policy 2020 should be completed within the time-limit. Continuous monitoring should also be arranged for effective implementation.
He was holding a discussion with Vice Chancellors of Dr B R Ambedkar University of Social Sciences Mhow, Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University Bhopal, Pt S N Shukla University Shahdol and Atal Behari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya Bhopal and sought information regarding the activities of the universities.
He said that experts have warned of the possibility of a third wave of COVID. “We pray to God that the third wave does not come.
But precautions must be taken. The situation should be continuously monitored by the COVID cell and necessary preparations should be made. By doing this, there will be no problems in the implementation of arrangements to face the third wave, he said.
He added that the university should make full use of the digital platform. Guidance from technical experts and expert services can also be obtained when required.
He said that the Vice Chancellors should stay in the residence located on the university campus, which will facilitate regular monitoring of the campus arrangements. He said that the Vice Chancellor is the center of inspiration of the university and the society, his work style should be ideal and transparent.
He said that children are the future citizens of the country. They should not be dependent only on bookish knowledge. They should be made aware of social responsibilities also. The teachers of the university should infuse the values of social concerns in the students through their experiences and their behaviour.