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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,” he stated.

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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