University promotes hand-washing campaign

A campaign called the "Clean Hands Save Lives Campaign" that promotes sanitation and hygiene will be launched this Friday at the National University of Samoa [N.U.S.].

This was revealed by the university's Vice Chancellor, Professor Aiono Alec Ekeroma, on the N.U.S. live talanoa session on Tuesday.

"I'm very glad about this initiative by the student association in partnership with the G.P.P. [Governance Policy Planning Sector]," he said

"They had a discussion and started working on this campaign."

The campaign followed the installation of sinks around campus and the implementation of policies in relation social distancing in line with Government-declared state of emergency [S.O.E.] orders. 

As part of the launching of the campaign, free campaign shirt merchandise have been given out for free to all the students in order to promote and advocate the policies.

This campaign was previously handled by the N.U.S Committee when classes resumed in the first semester with the Students' Association President, Junior Ofisa announcing on a live talanoa session in May this year that the Association will fund the campaign. 

At the time, Junior said it would be good so students and their parents know where their money – which is deducted from their registration fee – is being used wisely for the university's development. 

The campaign launching will be held this Friday at 11am at the A.O.A. Foyer with the N.U.S. administration inviting all staff and students to attend.

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