Students showcasing the PPE that will be issued to student volunteers
In preparation for the return of students, the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) held an induction for student volunteers whom were nominated and selected out of trust by the management of the living and loving department at the Vanderbijpark campus residences that work directly with students. The induction took place on Monday, 15 June 2020 at the VUT Desmond Tutu Great Hall.
Mr Peter Masombuka, HoD: Alumni Relations and one of the Safety Representative at VUT, facilitated the Induction. He informed students that through the induction, all VUT stakeholders are expected to comply with the institutional protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to everyone that they come into contact with. An awareness video to deter the spread of the COVID 19 was displayed to expose the students to how they should conduct themselves while on campus.
Student volunteers during the induction practising social distancing
Students were informed that they need to understand each step as they will be assisting the institution during the return of students and how to protect themselves against possible infections. They were also made aware that the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Buti Manamela and his delegation, visited VUT on Monday, 8 June 2020 and was satisfied with all the measures that have been put in place thus, far to welcome both staff and students back to campus in a phased in approach.