University re-opening plan
In a letter dated 17th June, 2020, the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Education, State Department for University Education and Research directed Universities to prepare contingency re-opening plan. Below is a highlight of some of the tasks that the University has engaged in as it prepares for re-opening.
The University constituted two Health Technical Advisory Committee listed below to spearhead the containment measures led by staff in the College of Health Sciences
- MKU Health Technical Advisory Committee
- MKU Post COVID-19 University Facilities Usage Taskforce
The classroom, science and computer laboratory sitting facilities capacity has been adjusted to comply with social distancing
- University plan to use Blended mode of learning to reduce class sizes and promote social distancing
- To avoid crowding within the university facilities like libraries the university has enhanced Wi-Fi at the study Villas for students to use in their private studies
- The hostel facilities capacity has been adjusted to comply with social distancing
- Working closely to audit and recognize off campus hostels to ensure compliance with social distancing
- Students will only participate in sports and games that allow social distancing.
- Signage’s on social distancing and other measures have been placed in strategic places within the University facilities
Provision of clean running water & soap for handwashing and sanitizers
- The University has provided adequate hand washing points with adequate running water and soaps
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizers placed in designated strategic points in the University
- University has installed sanitizing booths at all the entry points
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizers distributed for use within the University at designated areas
- COVID-19 Containment protocol being observed.
- Frequent cleaning and sanitizing of often touched objects such as door knobs, light switches and stair railings with disinfectant
- Mandatory use of face masks or face shields by learners, lecturers and non-teaching staff
- Infrared thermometers for monitoring body temperature of all persons entering the institution.
- Website and social media in addition to posters and digital screens with information on COVID-19 pandemic will be used to create awareness on basic hygiene