On Monday, January 11, 2021 Kibabii University opened her academic doors for the first-year students in a move to embrace face to face as well as blended learning with the latter suffering major blow in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic that emerged leading to closure of all learning institutions early March 2020.
A section of first-year students exuded enthusiasm in resuming the physical lectures unlike online classes which according to them came with lots of challenges.
“It feels good to be in Kibabii University for face-to-face learning. I feel anxious of course, because it is my first time to be in the University but with time, I know I will catch up with the rest of my course mates and make friends. We are eager to learn; the timetable is out but we are experiencing challenges interpreting it. Personally, I don’t understand anything concerning core units, common units and elective units and how lectures are conducted. This is the exposure we were missing in the face of online lectures,” one Gideon Namasaka a first-year student taking Education (Kiswahili and Religion) said.
On Monday, January 18, 2021, the first years were joined by second-year students in conjunction with other students already in session ahead of their main and special examination preparations.
The University’s security and medical services teams were on course in enforcing the proper wearing of face masks as well as washing of hands at the entrance to the facilities as one of the directives from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education led by Cabinet Secretaries Mutahi Kagwe and Prof. George Magoha respectively.