21st November 2020
I hope you are well and this is my best wish for you and your loved ones. Here at MIUC we are also fine and grateful to God who has protected us against Covid-19. However, like many institutions and indeed individuals and families, we are faced with the inevitable consequences of this pandemic. We are still observing the MoH precautionary measures because the invisible enemy may strike us any time!
My last communication to you, on 6th October 2020, highlighted some of the decisions of the MIUC Management Board and among them I wish to quote n°3 which stated: “That the End of Semester examinations (September – December 2020), if everything goes well, shall be administered on Campus (F2F) from 7th to 18th December 2020 (2 weeks). »
In consultation with some MIUC staff, particularly the members of the Academic Council and the Management Board, our assessment is that, even though we are still in a time of uncertainties, we need to look forward and be progressive rather than retrograde, dynamic rather than static, … Many institutions of Higher Learning in Kenya today, following the CS Education directives, have decided to open up their Campuses for progressive Face-To-Face (F2F) courses/practicals and examinations. The Press Release on 29th September 2020 is clear on the matter, p. 2, note iii) and particularly note iv) that read respectively:
iii) Final Year students in all Universities and their Constituent Colleges will report on Monday, 5th October 2020; and
- iv) The respective University Councils and their Senate will announce the date for resumption of in-person learning for students in other academic classes, with priority being accorded to those undertaking Science-bases courses.
MIUC Management Board on its recent meeting, 20th November 2020, decided to conduct On-site examinations as indicated in our Academic Calendar, from 7th to 18th December 2020. MIUC Students are, therefore, required to organize themselves, to register for December examinations, to study and complete their school fees balances by 4th December 2020. We do understand the challenges ad hoc but we need not to be stuck but to find alternatives to following the Academic Calendar 2020/2021. Meanwhile, MIUC is busy putting in place safety measures and we pray that all shall be well for all of us.
To conclude, let me call your attention to the coming Online event at CUEA, on Friday, 27th November 2020, whereby 100 MIUC students will graduate. This is good news and we need to celebrate your achievements. Congratulations to our graduants. Be blessed.
Br. Dr. Albert Nzabonaliba (fms)
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