All universities will re-open for face to face sessions from next year according to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.
This announcement comes barely days after University Of Nairobi reported that they were not re-opening in September citing upreparedness to handle the disease.
CS Magoha made his decision after having a meeting with stakeholders to discuss phase re-opening of institutions. A move mandated by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He also added that the decision to re-open will be fully dependent on The Ministry Of Health.
“A survey of all Teacher Training Colleges, Universities and TVET institutions has shown that few of them have put in place necessary measures to comply with the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 protocols that can guarantee safety of staff and learners once they reopen,” -Magoha’s statement
However, he also encouraged institutions to continue with virtual learning and examinations.
““Universities should continue offering virtual learning, examinations and virtual graduations but in strict adherence observance to quality measures set by the Commission for University Education’s the University Standards and Guidelines. Priority should be given to final year students to ensure they can graduate,”- Magoha
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