Mount Kenya University has recalled all its final year School of Medicine students to report back to their campuses starting from Monday 28th September.
University’s Registrar Academic Administration Dr Ronald G. Maathai said the decision is as a result of authorization for face-to-face learning for final year Clinical Medicine Students by the Clinical Officers Council.
“In view of the foregoing, the reporting dates for Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine and Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery Final Year Students will be from the 28th of September 2020 to the 2nd of October 2020, while face-to-face teaching will resume on Monday 5th October 2020,” he said in a statement.
The University has also recalled the Bachelor of Pharmacy and Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology Final Year Students who are to report on the same dates after the Pharmacy and Poisons Board gave the go-ahead for final year Pharmacy Students.
Indeed Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha had earlier advised Universities to recall all final year students who are unable to sit final examinations online.
The Teachers Service Commission has also directed primary and secondary schools teachers to report back to school to prepare for re-opening.
“We have deliberated on this as a committee and agreed that teachers report to schools by September 28th for the eventual re-opening of schools,” TSC chief executive officer Nancy Macharia said.
Dr Loice Ombajo, head of Infectious Disease Unit at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and a member of the education stakeholders, revealed that coronavirus rate of infection has hit below five per cent in the last one week.
“Covid-19 cases have gone down gradually. Positivity rate is going down and community infections have gone down. So it is safe to open up other spaces. But we all have a responsibility to protect ourselves and others,” said Dr Ombajo.