Mount Kenya University (MKU) is the first institution of higher learning in the country to open its doors for students after the outbreak of the coronavirus. The University has recalled the final year medical students.
According to the notice issued on Saturday afternoon, the students are expected to report to the university between 2nd and 4th September, 2020 for phase one of the reopening.
MKU noted that together with the Kenya Medical Practitioners & Dentists Council and the Ministry of Education, they have been consulting on return of face-to-face learning for MBchB students.
The notice verified by the Registrar in charge of Academic and Administration Dr. Ronald G. Maathai, also indicated that face to face learning will resume on Monday, 7th September, 2020.
The announcement comes only a day after the Education CS Prof George Magoha made an about turn on his January 2021 opening pronouncement stating that schools are highly likely to resume in 3 weeks.
MKU and Other Campuses
While on a tour in Makueni County to assess the readiness of Wote Technical Training Institute to reopen 5 months after closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CS said that the planned reopening of Educational institutions in January was not cast on stone.
“Parents should be ready and remain prepared to take their children back to school anytime from now should we achieve a positivity rate of 5% and below. Tertiary institutions might be directed to open much earlier, so be ready”, he noted.
The Ministry had also been directed by the government to come up with a new education calender/timetable to cater for the lost duration. This will be the second time the ministry is coming up with the timetable since the pandemic began.
MKU has also informed other students that phase two of face to face teaching will be communicated in due course.