Innocent Ushi Igba, Raymond Ogbebe Ogar, Gregory Attah Unimuke, Woshor John Paul & Slyvester Ashikabe Nkebe
The study assesses tertiary institutions’ compliance to post COVID-19 guidelines in functional inclusive education settings in Cross River state. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. Stratified random and purposive sampling techniques were used to select sixty (60) students from three tertiary institutions. The instrument for data collection was questionnaire titled: Assessment of Tertiary Institutions’ Compliance to Post COVID-19 Guidelines Questionnaire (ATICPC19GQ). Data collected were analyzed using simple percentage. The result of the study revealed high level of awareness on regular and normal wearing of nose mask but the enforcement of nose mask was poor among the institutions; it was also revealed that there are provisions for regular hand washing and sanitizing but there are not functional, adequate and sufficient for the school community. Finally, the study revealed that members of the school community are not complying with social distancing guidelines of COVID-19 prevention and control. Based on the findings of the study, it was concluded that there is high level of awareness on the COVID-19 prevention and control but the enforcement for prevention and control is poor. It was then recommended, among others, that tertiary institutions should constitute tasks force for the enforcement of COVID-19 prevention and control measures.