Ministry Sets Date for Resumption of University Learning

  • Education CS George Magoha speaking at the UoN graduation ceremony on September 25, 2020.
    Education CS George Magoha speaking at the UoN graduation ceremony on September 25, 2020.
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  • The Ministry of Education has set the date for the resumption of learning for university and college students who are on their final year of study.

    Final year students in all public universities and tertiary institutions are to report back to school on Monday, October 5.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta had stated that ministry would announce a timetable to inform the resumption of learning.

    A file image of Moi University
    A file image of Moi University
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    The respective university councils and their senates will announce the date for resumption of in-person learning for students in other academic classes with priority being accorded to those undertaking science-based courses. 

    The boards of technical training colleges and TVETs will announce the resumption date for in-person learning for other classes, with priority being accorded to students undertaking practical courses. 

    All learning institutions will be required to enforce strict adherence to the Covid-19 health and safety protocols. 

    Schools will have to monitor the body temperature for all learners and all other persons accessing the institution, observe high level of hygiene, handwashing and the adoption of innovative approaches to uphold the guidelines on physical and social distancing and the use of face masks.

    All university and tertiary institutions that had been designated as quarantine centres shall be fumigated under the supervision of the Ministry of Health prior to their re-opening.

    Learning institutions which don't comply with the safety regulations will be closed.

    Vice chancellors of different universities have hinted that fees maybe increased following a cash crunch experienced by the learning institutions.

    Appearing before the National Assembly Education Committee on Tuesday, September 29, one of the VCs disclosed that running universities had become difficult due to insufficient funds.

    He further noted that institutions were facing a deficit of up to Ksh34 billion and were no longer able to remit statutory deductions.

    Nominated MP Wilson Sossion, who is a member of the committee, challenged them to find ways to generate their own income to run universities.

    Education CS George Magoha during a graduation ceremony at UoN on September 25, 2020.
    Education CS George Magoha during a graduation ceremony at UoN on September 25, 2020.
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