There is a lot of anxiety around the world at the moment but CTC continues to be positive during this time. We know that the COVID-19 virus will pass and life will soon get back to normal. However, it is through social contact that the virus spreads.
As a result, we are telling students to stay home for two weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, in accordance with the Canadian government advisory. All classes at CTC Surrey and Vancouver will be held online from March 16th until March 30th. All additional activities, including orientations and trips, will be postponed until further notice.
We encourage every school in Canada to do the same. In fact, it would be irresponsible not to.
CTC teachers are ready and enthusiastic to teach and engage students online from the comfort of their homes. Administrative staff will be working flexible hours to take care of their children and families but will continue to support students and agents.
This decision is not based on fear but rather the responsibility and sensibility to protect the health and safety of all our students, teachers, homestays and staff. Instructions from the Public Health Agency of Canada state that anyone that comes to Canada will be asked to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
Franklin Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” During this time we will lead with strength and resilience as a company to protect our students and our community.
Staying calm and respectful and avoiding social interactions, practicing social distancing and following proper health precautions is the best way to prevent the spread of the virus.
As we all know, Canada is one of the safest places to be in the world, with an excellent health care system that is well-prepared and citizens who are behaving responsibly.
Young and healthy students are safe here – let’s work together to keep it that way.
Ghanian student of Canadians Tourism College, Nana Ofori Paaben II has also confirmed to FOS News that all the students are ready and willing to follow the orders of the school authority.