COVID-19

Announcement of Commencement & Resumption Dates

The University of Nairobi wishes to inform the following groups of students (Module I and Module II Integrated) that the commencement and resumption dates for the 2020/2021/2022 Academic Years are as follows: A - COMMENCEMENT DATES MONDAY, 4TH JANUARY 2021- FIRST SEMESTER College of Health Sciences ( CHS) - Years II,III,V,and VI MBChB, B Pharm and BDS. - Years II, III and IV BSc Nursing Sciences. B - RESUMPTION DATES - On Campus Learning MONDAY, 4TH JANUARY 2021 Year I students of the following Colleges:- - College of Biological & Physical Sciences (CBPS) - College of Health Sciences (CHS) Year IV students in - College of Health Sciences (CHS) Years II,III and IV students in - College of Biological & Physical Sciences MONDAY, 11TH JANUARY 2021

Provision of online services in the Academic Division - communication from the Academic Registrar

The Academic Division is experiencing an increased number of clients seeking to be attended to on a face to face basis for matters that can be expeditiously sorted out online. We have also noted an increase in hard copy documents from Faculties/Schools/Institutes and Centers. In view of the risk posed by the Covid 19 pandemic, we are appealing to staff, students and members of the public to submit their requests by email. The Academic Division will continue offering various services largely through online platforms.

Comply with Home-based Isolation & Care Guidelines for patients with COVID-19: Prof. Kiama

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Kiama has directed all staff and students who test positive for Covid-19 to ensure full compliance with Home based isolation and care guidelines by the Ministry of Health. Prof. Kiama in his communiqué to the University community announced that there has been 14 confirmed positive cases and several deaths due to corona virus disease. The Ministry of Health launched the Home based isolation and care guidelines for patients with COVID-19 on 10th June 2020. The protocols have been developed in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. The guidelines have been developed taking into consideration the local socio-economic situation and they have been translated to Kiswahili.

Resumption of services - Diagnostic Imaging & Radiation Medicine Centre

Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine (DIRM) Center of the University of Nairobi wishes to notify all staff, students and members of the public that it has resumed its operations. The facility offers Ultra Sound and X-ray Services. The DIRM Center is located at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH-Old Hospital) on 2nd floor, UoN Department of Diagnostic Imaging & Radiation Medicine.

Finance Officer calls on staff to purchase Covid-19 control detergents from UoN departments

The University of Nairobi Finance Officer Mrs. Damaris Kavoi has called on all staff to source internally all Covid-19 control detergents from the Department of Chemistry, College of Biological and Physical Sciences (CBPS) and the Department of Pharmaceuticals Practice, School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences (CHS)

Appeal for support of needy students - UoN Needy Students Fund (UoN-NSF)

The Office of the Dean of Students is inviting well wishers to donate material items or cash for support of University of Nairobi needy students to help them cope with life and learning at home during this Covid-19 period. The Office has identified three key needs that students require support in: 1.  Material needs – food and nonfood items 2.  Technological needs – smart phones, tablets and laptops for eLearning 3.  Financial needs – school fees and money for upkeep

Education CS announces that phased reopening of universities will start in September

Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has announced that phased reopening of universities will start in September 2020 under strict guidelines, ending a four-month closure occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. The CS however directed that reopening of universities for face-to-face sessions will be on a case-by-case basis based on approved compliance with Ministry of Health Covid-19 protocols. Prof. Magoha added that universities should continue conducting online teaching and graduations.

Ministry of Health launches Home-based Isolation & Care protocols for the COVID-19 patients

The Ministry of Health launched Home-based Isolation and Care protocols for the COVID-19 patients on 10th June 2020. Kenya, therefore, leads the region as it is the only country implementing this program as one of the case management strategies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The protocols have been developed in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. The guidelines have been developed taking into consideration the local socio-economic situation and they have been translated to Kiswahili and counties have been called to translate them to local languages.

Successful ending to Online Examination Support Training

Professor Julius Ogeng'o has called on all teaching units at the University of Nairobi to work closely now with the Director ICT and the college ICT officers to close any skills gaps that may emerge during the conduct of online examinations. In his communique to all staff and students he announced that the Online Examination Support Training that started on 11th June 2020 has been completed successfully pointing out that any additional training from now onwards will be done on a need-to-need basis.

Dr. Joseph Wanjeri spells out online etiquette for meetings

Dr. Joseph Kimani Wanjeri is appealing for staff and students to exercise online etiquette during meetings in the wake of the Covid-19. He says online etiquette is correct or acceptable conduct while interacting or communicating online and that appropriate online etiquette should be observed depending on the type of interaction the type of forum or as spelled out by the group, company, or institution involved. He has further elucidated that prior planning is required before joining formal online forums and microphone and video camera should be switched off immediately after joining in order to avoid embarrassing moments.