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Universities Given Conditions on Reopening of Studies

The government has set conditions to be followed upon reopening of studies in universities. Through a circular note directed to the Kenyan universities Vice Chancellors,  Secretary Amb. Simon Nabukwesi expressed his fears on the projection by the Ministry of Health which shows that the Covid-19 pandemic will hit its peak between the month of August and September thereafter learning institutions may resume to normalcy.

He directed the Vice Chancellors to come up with reopening strategies for learning and to ensure that the laid down prevention measures by the Ministry of Health are properly adhered to.

The prevention measures include social distancing, use of sanitizers, clean running water and handwashing soap, use of thermo guns for monitoring body temperature for all persons using the institutions facilities, use of face masks and face shields for learners, lectures and non teaching staffs in which the Government has directed the Vice Chancellors to provide them at a subsidized rate.

While observing that most learning facilities are used for quarantine purposes, the managers have been requested to liase with the Ministry of Health to ensure that further admissions are stopped and new patients are taken to health facilities. 

Further the Universities managers have been asked to ensure all facilities used for treating Covid-19 patients are fumigated before reopening of learning and that they ensure eligibility and offer assistance to students who may have difficulty in resuming studies due to the Covid-19 effects

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