The University of Nairobi admitted the first face to face learning students since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The first batch of students to be admitted were first year students who started biometric registration on Monday 2nd Nov 2020. The college of Architecture and Engineering was among the admitting colleges after complying with the guidelines set by the ministry for face to face learning.
This comes after a move by the ministry of education to gradually open up learning institutions which have remained closed for the better part of the year following the COVID-19 outbreak. The college principal prof. Robert Rukwaro gave his welcoming speech at Taifa hall which has the capacity to host many students while following social distancing protocols. In his speech, he welcomed the first years to the college and wished them a nice stay at the college. He advised them to strictly adhere to the set guidelines I order to minimize COVID-19 spread.
Theory classes will however remain online while practical classes will be held face to face. This is to minimize contact and curb the spread of the virus. The rest of the students are expected to join at a later date.