KENYA: Catholic Varsity Suspends On Site Learning

NAIROBI, MARCH 20, 2020 (CISA)-The Catholic University of Eastern Africa has suspended all on site learning and non-critical operations at Langata and Gaba Campuses.

The decision was reached by the university management and senate on March 16 following the presidential address, directive and confirmation positive cases of Coronavirus in Kenya.

“We wish to inform our stakeholders that only critical services at the university will remain operational supported by minimum staff,” reads a statement signed by Very Rev. Prof Stephen Mbugua Ngari, the CUEA Vice Chancellor.

CUEA confirmed to ensure lecturers upload class notes and assignments to students via the online platform as directed earlier.

International students and staff have been urged to keep their families and guardians updated on their safety and health status.

“…Intercountry travel is discouraged but, if you must travel please confirm on the travel and entrance requirements back into your country,” adding that the university is monitoring the situation as it awaits further communication from the Government.

Tangaza University College a constituent of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa on March 17 switched to using google classroom and Moodle platforms for virtual classes to remedy the government’s direction to shut down universities.

“We know these measures will interrupt our activities in the university but it is necessary to exercise them for the common good of all,” reads a statement released Prof David Wang’ombe the Vice Chancellor Designate for Tangaza University.