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COVID 19 Awareness speech delivered by our Dean, College of Medicine, Brigadier General, Dr Lawson F Simapuka

Where Do We Stand in Light of Corona Virus?

(Lusaka, 26th March, 2020) – Texila American University would like to inform and reassure its students and staff of its unwavering commitment to quality education in light of the Global Covid-19 epidemic. As you may be aware, everyone is at risk, therefore, precautionary measures should be taken, some of which will be uncomfortable.

As Texila American University, we have adhered to governments directive to ensure that our students are safe and learning from the comfort of their homes. We are doing this through online classes that are conducted by our dedicated faculty. We believe that despite the magnitude of the Corona Virus, we are well able to play our part in fighting its spread by restricting movement and social interactions on our campus grounds. We care deeply for our students and we are available to assist them continue with their studies remotely, even in such a difficult time. Texila American University initiated the online classestoday, as per schedule. During the online lectures, faculty members would be using virtual lab software like Microsoft’s 3D Anatomy for Medical Students, Acland’s Anatomy, Labstir, to demonstrate experiments.

Physical Classes at Campus shall be commenced in due course as per the Government’s directive.

As Texila American University, we will not relent in our endeavor to invest in the education sector in Zambia and beyond. It is for this reason that we will utilize this time to further our plans for future expansion of our campus because we are still strong in our resolve to transform Africa’s health industry for the better. We believe that Africa has what it takes to fix the gap in health care delivery, and we count ourselves fortunate to be a catalyst to that reality.

The current Covid-19 global crisis has affected all of us. Nobody is certain about the impact it will cause on the world and Zambia as a nation. One thing for sure is that the economic impact has been felt as seen by the dwindling local exchange rate to foreign currencies. Some businesses have shut down and others have downsized in order to survive the harsh realities we are faced with as a nation and as the world at large.

In response to MOH’s directives, Texila American University has taken steps to practice recommended hygiene methods amongst its employees. Awareness Talks have been conducted and Posters placed strategically. And employees are encouraged to maintain social distance. Going forward TAU would operate with minimum faculty members and staff essential to continue rendering online lectures and support to the students.
In response to MOH’s directives, Texila American University has taken steps to practice recommended hygiene methods amongst its employees. Awareness Talks have been conducted and Posters placed strategically. And employees are encouraged to maintain social distance. Going forward TAU would operate with minimum faculty members and staff essential to continue rendering online lectures and support to the students.

TAU Zambia invited Prime TV one of the leading Private news channel for the coverage on COVID 19 Awareness speech delivered by our Dean College of Medicine Brigadier General Dr Lawson F Simapuka and the same was covered in the News section