Prepare to re-open on September, Magoha tells universities, colleges

Ministry of Education CS George Magoha

By MN Reporter

The ministry of education has directed universities and colleges to prepare to re-open the institution on September.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said  Vice Chancellors and Principals should start planning for re-opening by developing Covid 19 preventing protocols.

The first to be affected will be over 100,000 2019 KCSE candidate who were yet to join any colleges.

Universities and colleges will first open quarantine centres and have mean of transporting Covid 19 patients in case of outbreaks by working closely with the Ministry of Health.

Other rules to be followed include:

Clean running water and soap for hand washing or hand sanitiser.  

Sanitize regularly public places and those often touched.

Social distance rules in lecture halls and common spaces for student, staff and members of the public.

Mandatory use of masks or face shields

“Once the patients are transferred, you must ensure the facilities used during treatment are properly fumigated for safe use in line with the guidelines from the Ministry of Health.” Magoha said in a statement.

He added that: “universities should, therefore, make sure that students and staff who might not be able to get back are facilitated to continue with teaching and learning remotely.”