Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has been closed indefinitely. In a meeting earlier today Monday 16th March, the university Senate resolved that the university be closed as per President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive issued yesterday. The President directed suspension of learning in all education institutions in Kenya due to the outbreak of COVID-19 Virus also known as the novel Coronavirus.
“All students are expected to have cleared from the University by Wednesday, 18th March, 10.00 a.m. Consequently members of staff except those on essential services are expected to report on duty up to and including Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 5.00 p.m”, a memo released after the Senate meeting indicates.
The vice chacellor, Prof Victoria Ngumi has given members of staff a go ahead to work from home as from 18th March 2020.
“After which they will continue working from home. The University Senate and Management urges all staff and students to take the necessary precautionary measures guided by the Ministry of Health to keep safe”, the memo adds.
President Uhuru also urged companies and institutions to allow their staff and employees to stay and work fro home as a way of preventing the Spread of the dreaded coronavirus.
Other institutions already closed include MKU, African Nazarene University and Moi University. The University of Nairobi has also suspended operations indefinitely in comply with the directive.