The Principal of Holy Cross International College, HCIC, Yaounde has said, all necessary dispositions have been taken to ensure that the Anglo-Saxon learning institution is safe and free from COVID-19.
Speaking to the media following school resumption on June 1, the Principal said from the dormitories to the classrooms as well as the school environment, all have been taken care of to ensure effective teaching-learning.
“Holy Cross International College is safe and free for the teaching-learning process to go on. The school has taken all necessary dispositions to ensure that the institution is free from the pandemic. The school was disinfected a couple of times and we will continue to do that,” the Principal said.
She added that “If you go into their classrooms, you will discover that each student sits with a sanitizer beside him or her. They have put on their facemasks and social distancing is well respected. Also, before you get into their classrooms, you will see hand washing buckets all over to make sure that they wash their hands regularly.”
Furthermore, she said, “The school has also provided 500 facemasks. Before the children came, we had spent some time reflecting on what COVID-19 is all about and what preventive measures at our own level we could take.”
Concerning reopening after schools were closed on March 17 by the government of Cameroon to contain the corona-virus pandemic, the principal stated that “until now, I have a lot of mixed feelings in me. First, the year has not ended the way we planned. Man plan but God has its own way of doing things, and there I wait patiently to see what God has for us. I am so excited to receive back students. I had missed them and was very anxious to see them especially those in the examination classes.”
Advising students, the Principal said, she advises treating each other with respect wherever they find themselves. “…we are friends with each other. We will need to avoid embracing people, shaking hands but all we need to do is to treat each other with respect where ever they find themselves.”
The Principal however thanked the school proprietor for all he has done to ensure that students study in a safe and free environment during this difficult moment. “… I want to extend my sincere thank you to the proprietor and his family and pray that the good Lord will continue to keep them healthy, free, and safe from this pandemic. Thank You, thank you, we love you.”
By Etienne Mainimo