2 top Kenyan Universities make important changes over Coronavirus scare

First case of coronavirus was reported on Friday

Medical practitioners at a Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020

In the wake of the Coronavirus scare with the first case reported in Kenya on Friday, 13 March 2020, two leading Kenyan universities have announced changes in response to the rapidly evolving situation.

Africa Nazarene University has suspended classes after the first coronavirus case that was reported on Friday was traced to Ongata Rongai where the university is located.

A statement released by the University Vice Chancellor, Stanley Bhebhe stated that the institution had decided to suspend classes from Monday 16th March as a cautionary measure of Corona.

The order applied to the university's main and Nairobi campuses.

After careful consideration, the university has taken a cautionary decision to suspend on-campus classes effective Monday 16, 2020 until further notice. The decision applies both to the main campus and the Nairobi Centre. However, Distance learning classes will continue as scheduled. Consequently end of January 2020 trimester examinations for all modes of learning will be reschdekud to a later date" read part of the statement.

The boarding students have been instructed to leave the institution on Saturday 14th March. It also advised the students to take necessary precautionary measures in order to prevent themselves from the disease.

In response to the rapidly evolving situation, Riara University has also annonced the cancellation of its Graduation ceremony that was slated for Thursday 19th March.

A graduands diner that was set for today was also cancelled as a precautionary measure in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, classes are still going on.

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