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Why Colleges And Universities May Reopen Late May [Opinion]

On 26th March the president suspended all physical learning including the universities and students were requested to vacate their areas of residence in schools. Only students in medical schools were allowed to remain at school. This was after the country was invaded by the third wave of Covid-19 which came came in with more force.

The cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha had earlier clarified that there might be no changes in the school calender and he said that schools will reopen as planned. Primary and secondary schools who are currently under a holiday were expected to open by 10th May.

Yesterday the country had an improvement where new cases were 409 with a positivity rate 11.1%. And kenyans shiuld continue paying attention to the Covid-19 protocols.

Some universities such as Egerton University and University of Eldoret have started sending memos to their learners to prepare for online learning but this might not be possible for students. This is due to the following factors.

1. Poor networking and availability of data bundles.

This is a challenge to almost all students. Sometimes it is difficult for the to get data bundles to attend those classes. Some areas are also prone to poor network and it also becomes a hindrance to their online study.

2. Source of power.

Some learners come from areas where electricity is a big problem and this may affect online learning since they might be required to walk long distances in order to access power.

3. Accessibility to cybers, smartphones and tablets.

Online learning requires a student to have either of the mentioned gadgets. Some students may not be able to access such devices and therefore, it becomes difficult for them to attend classes.

Basing on the above factors, then it is my own opinion that the government should allow colleges and universities to reopen late May so that they can have their physical learning provided that all Covid-19 protocols are observed.

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