Universities, tertiary institutions resume today

Education CS George Magoha [Photo: The Star]

October 5th, 2020 – All universities and tertiary institutions will reopen today, after seven months of indefinite closure in efforts to contain the novel Covid-19.

The reopening is however partial, with only final year students resuming for in person learning.  

 Education CS George Magoha, while announcing the reopening last week, said the reopening will be progressive as a pilot program, to see how the virus will be handled as learning continues.

 He also urged University Councils and Senates, to prioritize, the reopening of in-person teaching, for science-based courses followed by other courses.

To ensure a safe commencement of learning, the institutions will have to adhere to the set Covid-19 guidelines. 

All learning institutions will be required to mandatorily enforce strict adherence to Covid-19 measures including monitoring of body temperatures,” said Magoha.

Some of the protocols he mentioned, included; maintaining high levels of hygiene, handwashing, and use of sanitizers, wearing face masks, and social distances.

Among other rules, learning institutions will be required to link with a health facility before reopening in case of any emergencies.

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