NEW FRIENDS IN HARD TIMES
Despite the current challenges, CATUC is moving on with the establishment of new friends and/or partners both at home and abroad. At a time when the socio-political crisis had somehow depleted funds and with the covid-19 pandemic compounding the situation, true friends show up to lighten the burden of the institution with donations. These donations were the stitch in time that came to save nine following that classes had just resumed and anti-covid measures had to be implemented following government’s regulations.
The first donation was received on Wednesday the 15th of July 2020 from the World Health Organisation (WHO) through Prof. & Prof. Mrs. Robert Leke. This donation of covid-19 protection equipment comprised ten thousand (10,000) reuseable face masks, five (5) infrared thermometers, and two thousand (2000) pairs of gloves to our School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS) and to all our students and staff.
The Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation (LUKMEF) also sent a consignment of anti-covid material comprising one hundred and ninety nine (199) face masks, a water dispenser and two (2) electronic thermometers as a way of barring the corona virus from hampering education.
Management is putting these donations to the best possible use alongside all other safety guidelines to fight against this pandemic.
A third gift which came as a very huge surprise to the institution this academic year is the donation of sixty (60) copies of the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine 2019/2020 to the students of the Department of Medicine, School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS). This donation from the Michael G. De Groote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton Canada and facilitated by Prof. Lawrence Mbuagbaw, son of Prof. Josephine Mbuagbaw, Vice Provost of SHMS will go a long way to instruct the medical students of CATUC in their learning and research processes.
We render immense thanks to God and to all those who have supported and continue to support CATUC in these very difficult times. God bless and reward you all!