Education CS George Magoha [Photo: Citizen News]
Sept 30th, 2020 – The Ministry of Education has ordered all final year students, in all universities and tertiary institutions, to report back to class on Monday, 5th of October.
In a statement, the Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha urged University Councils, and Senates, to prioritize, the reopening of in-person teaching, for science-based courses followed by other courses.
“Following broad-based consultations, the Ministry of Education notifies the public that the progressive re-opening of education institutions will start with the reopening of universities and tertiary institutions with effect from Monday 5th October 2020,” read part of the statement
The Ministry indicated that learning institutions will be required to link with a health facility before reopening in case of any emergencies.
Magoha said all learning institutions will also be required to mandatorily enforce strict adherence to Covid-19 measures including monitoring of body temperatures.
The universities and institutions that had earlier been designated as quarantine centers shall be fumigated under the supervision of the health ministry before reopening.
Learners and staff will also be provided with psychological and spiritual support as the targeted institutions are set to be reopened.