Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has recalled all post-graduate and first year students admitted to the University during the September 2019 and September 2020 intake to resume learning with effect from Monday, November 9, 2020.
The decision to resume on-campus learning was arrived at during the University’s Special Senate meeting on November 2, 2020, following the institution’s compliance with the ministry of health guidelines on the prevention and spread of Covid-19.
In his communication to the students, the acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Robert Kinyua directed first year students admitted to the university during the September intake to report with their original certificates and any other documents indicated in their admission letters for verification by their respective schools.
He said the hostel booking portal will be open on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 2pm via https://hostel.jkuat.ac.ke and students will be allocated hostels on first –come, first- served basis.
Some of the new students were elated by the decision to resume on-campus studies. Mark Ngari, quipped that “this is now the long awaited communication,” when he received the communique posted on the University Facebook handle. Another student, Korgoren Ayub expressed his relief at the news by observing that “finally our cries have been sorted”.
Caleb Ouma, who is a resident and a motorbike operator in Juja town was thrilled by the decision to resume on-campus learning. In a phone call conversation, Mr. Ouma praised the University for the decision, noting it is beneficial to the entire Juja business community.
“The Covid -19 pandemic has really destroyed most of our businesses since most of our clients are JKUAT students and they have been away. The decision to bring them back will really uplift me, and I can now comfortably cater for my family,” said Mr. Ouma.