The Flash Magazine - December 2019 edition
University of Embu
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As we congratulate the 2020 class, it is worth noting that this is the most unique cohort since the inception of the University. The COVID-19 pandemic posed a tangible threat to the completion of their studies and subsequent graduation. However, with concerted efforts made by the University Management, academic staff and the entire University fraternity, their dream has finally come true. The Directorates of Open, Distance & e-Learning (ODeL) and ICT deserve a pat on the back for the well-coordinated e-learning exercise that ensured the success of our Graduation Ceremony. In the midst of the global crisis, the University managed to continue with its ongoing projects that saw the phased use of the new Tuition Block, acquisition of a new 46-seater bus and development of new academic programmes. All the necessary facilities have also been put up in order to curb the spread of COVID-19, in line with the Ministry of Health protocols. For the first time, the University of Embu Students Association (UESA) elections and swearing in ceremony for the new office bearers were done virtually, enabling students to participate from home. This was a remarkable milestone for the University since no leadership vacuum has been left by the outgoing comrades. Admission and orientation for first year students was also done virtually. This was a very rare experience for the freshers since they attended classes before setting foot at the University!