Despite the various means of communication used to sensitize the population, students refuse to respect the barrier measures prescribed by the school authorities.
June 01, 2020 marked the official resumption of classes in the Advanced School of Mass Communication after almost three months of lockdown. Like any other institution, the school administration has been putting up measures to fight against this pandemic by distributing hand sanitizers, masks and installing water tanks all over the school campus.
Yet, that has not been enough to raise awareness on the students. Some can still be found sharing food and drinks, not respecting social distancing and worst of all buying food from the neighbouring canteens despite serious warnings from administration.
Even after all the sensitization from the Student Union Asec and Red Cross club, president Lilian Nkada expresses his dissatisfaction on the part of student behaviour.
In an interview granted on June 7, he says, “It is an act of irresponsibility and carelessness on his or her health and that of others. I think we are sufficiently informed of the gravity of the pandemic and the students must participate for the good health of all. Those who trample these rules expose us all”.
Fouletier Onambele of Publishing I believes it is a problem of consciousness. She says, “I think that students who don’t respect the barrier measures are still unconscious. They do not measure the gravity of their actions and if nobody pays attention, it can lead to bad endings which nobody wishes”.
Therefore ASMAC students should seriously respect these rules, otherwise they will be penalized or summoned to the disciplinary council.