On Friday 26 march, president Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the closure of all universities and tertiary colleges as part of the measures to contain the covid 19 pandemic. Following this directive, Kenyatta university who sent his students home on Monday last week has now fully adopted the blended mode of learning to enable students to continue with their studies. This has proved to be the most appropriate option in regard to the current situation in the country.
According to a memo released shortly after closure of the university, online teaching and learning shall continue until students complete their studies for semester 1 2020/2021 academic year. However, due to the inconveniences caused by the sudden closure of the institution and to allow students to travel home and settle, blended learning had been halted for some days.
As per the new calendar, online teaching and learning for all regular students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th years is set to resume on Tuesday April 6. The second cats which were scheduled for an earlier date are set to begin on April 12 after which online learning shall continue up to May 7.
The university shall communicate the dates in which students shall report physically to school for the main examination as it is not possible to administer online examinations for the moment.
However, the academic activities for the students in the schools of medicine, nursing and pharmacy shall continue as earlier scheduled. This also applies to students pursuing bachelor of food, nutrition and dietetics. All other groups of students are expected to attend online classes as dictated in the memo.