In line with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s order, the University of Nairobi (UoN) has suspended in-person learning in the institution with immediate effect except those in the College of Health Sciences.
In an announcement by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama on Saturday, there will be no physical classes until further notice. The university IT department, Prof. Kiama says, shall monitor online classes which shall commence immediately.
International students have been urged to take advantage of the grace period given by the government until midday Monday, March 29, to book flights and head back home. Those who will face challenges shall contact the Director of Corporate Affairs for any clarification and guidance.
UoN has, however, retained the College of Health Sciences and essential workers in the institution. “The health department students including the veterinary shall continue with physical learning. Also, the essential services like the security and other essential workers shall remain in the institution.”
Consequently, all sporting activities have been suspended until further notice, with sporting facilities to be closed with immediate effect.
“All the sporting activities and recreational facilities shall be closed immediately till further notice. Restaurants within the institution have also been suspended unless they achieve the required Ministry of health guidelines,” said Prof. Kiama.
Affected students have been asked to vacate the halls of residence with effect from 4:00 PM today (Saturday) and not later than Sunday, 28th March by 10.00 am.