COVID-19: UNIOSUN develops foot operated sanitising cubicle



By Shina Abubakar – Osogbo

In its continuous effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infection in Nigeria, Osun State University (UNIOSUN) has constructed a mechanical sanitising cubicle for public use.

Unveiling the mechanical sanitising cubicle project at the UNIOSUN’s mechanical workshop in the Faculty of Engineering in Osogbo, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Labode Popoola, said the innovation was to further help in combating the ravaging pandemic.

He added that universities were set up to proffer solutions to human problems, saying rather than wailing about Coronavirus, UNIOSUN decided to be part of the solution.

“In a bid to impact on the society, about four weeks ago, I challenged the departments of mechanical, civil and electronic engineering to come up with innovation to help salvage the coronavirus situation.

“And today, we have developed a cubicle, like a shield, where you can wash your hand without touching anything and decontaminate your body without having to touch anything.

“We are changing the narrative about the Nigerian university system. You recall that we are the first university that did matriculation online which some universities have keyed into, we are reaching to our students online and by the grace of God, we will conduct our examination online”, he said.

Professor Popoola said the university has the capacity to mass produce the cubicle for organisations that needed it for easy sanitising process without fear of people…

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