No student scheduled to graduate this year should fail to do so because of Covid-19 — UoN VC Prof Kiama
By Vincent Kejitan
| July 11th 2020
The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Prof Stephen Kiama
on Friday announced that all students who were set to graduate from the
institution this year will do so.
In an address to students and staff, Prof Kiama stated that
had instructed department heads to prepare for phased reopening.
“In line with the government directives, I have instructed
the Deans and Directors working closely with the respective Principals to prepare
to open in a phased manner.
"In addition, no student scheduled to graduate this
year should fail to do so because of Covid-19," he stated.
On campus-based exams, Prof Kiama said all government
guidelines have to be adhered to first.
“All guidelines issued by government must be complied with
before making the request to have campus-based exams or teaching and learning,”
Education CS Prof George Magoha on Tuesday instructed
universities to continue holding virtual classes and graduations for those who
have completed their programmes.
While speaking on the reopening of schools, Magoha said that
reopening of universities for face to face sessions will be on a case by case
basis upon approval by the Ministry of Health.
“Universities should continue holding virtual learning and
graduations for students who have successfully completed their programmes and
met graduation requirements set by their respective Senates.
“They should consider phased reopening to achieve physical
and social distancing especially in halls of residence, lecture rooms and
dining halls,” said Magoha.
He further warned that all institutions allowed to reopen must comply with Covid-19 regulations or risk closure.
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