A number of Universities including Moi University has now closed and suspended operations to combat the spread of the dreaded coronavirus. The virus now in Nairobi has made the government to implement a raft of measures in the education sector. Yesterday, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that following the confirmation of additional two cases of the Coronavirus, all schools will close and suspend operations.
Moi university has released a Notice today Monday 16th March informing all of their clients that in line with the order issued yesterday by the President, they have suspended all operations with immediate effect.
“The University has suspended all its services with immediate effect except for essential services like security, health and central services”, notes the memo signed by the vice chancellor Prof Isaac Sanga Kosgey.
Though the University has not yet closed its doors and urged anyone to travel back home, it is expected that in a meeting of the Senate tomorrow, students and staff will asked to travel home with immediate effect.
“The University Senate will meet tommorow at 8.30am to give further directions”, the notice indicates.
In the Meantime, the institution has asked all staff and students to be extremely cautious and to take precautionary measures spelt out in the regulations by the Ministry of Health on Coronavirus such as basic hand and respiratory hygiene.
Other institutions such as the University of Nairobi has also suspended their operations and sent students home. MKU has also today directed their students to be glued on TV 47 in order to attend lectures and also enjoined to their open and distance learning module. The students will now be able to attend daily lectures through the University’s online portal.