Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology has finally noted the suspension of examinations for the end of second semester of the academic year 2019-2021.
In an internal memo from the office of the registrar academics in the institution, the university informed students that it had suspended examinations for those undertaking, certificate,diploma and degree programmes.
“This is to inform all the undergraduate students that all the aforementioned sit-in examinations that were to take place between 27th July 2020 and 21st August 2020 have been suspended until further notice”, the memo reads in part.
The university has on the other hand urged final year students who would wish to sit for the examinations online to apply to their schools through their departments by 7th of next month.
The postponement is due to the impact brought about by the spread of the novel corona virus. All institutions of learning in the country were closed indefinitely by the Ministry of Education as a measure to control the spread of the virus. The ministry has scheduled re-opening of universities to September this year subject to the behavior of the graph on new infections.
The MMUST undergraduate examinations for semester II was to start on Monday next week.
Elsewhere, the University of Nairobi (UoN) has been forced to indefinitely postpone its scheduled opening date over surge in new infections at the university. The institution has suffered a huge blow having lost two members of staff to the deadly virus.
However, the vice chancellor Prof Kiama has noted that the institution will go ahead with their graduation ceremony as scheduled. He said that the ceremony will be conducted virtually and that graduands will be allowed to attend through an already developed virtual graduation platform.
He also noted that the university will allow students to report back to classes virtually in September. Prof Kiama exhibited confidence that the University of Nairobi had set aside enough resources to help them conduct online/virtual lectures to all students from every corner of the country.