Universities responding varyingly to reopening of varsities

Different Universities have responded varyingly to Education CS George Magoha recommending that they reopen for in-person learning. University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Stephen Kiama says his campus is  not in a hurry to resume as they had migrated fully and settled virtually.

He added that the University is yet to review students’ accommodation so as to observe social distancing. Kenyatta University VC prof. Paul Wainaina has stated that in-person learning shall resume in phases but final year students in Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing had reported on 14th Sept.

Many public universities have been flagged by the Auditor General as struggling financially with some just falling short of being declared insolvent. Universities in Mombasa will go for phased reopening after being closed for six months. At the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM), the vice-chancellor, Prof Laila Abubakar, has announced the anticipated resumption of studies in order to complete the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year.

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