Blended Learning to be Adopted for August Semester
By Evelyne Syombua
Thumbnail Photo Courtesy of Emmanuel Laguma.
Daystar University will continue with blended learning for August semester 2021 with some classes being administered face to face.
Through an internal memo sent to students on August 17, all law students except fourth year students, and nursing students will have physical classes. All certificate, first-year diploma, and undergraduate classes will be conducted physically.
Other courses, according to the memo will be administered online.
“Given the COVID 19 protocol expectations, we will continue with the blended learning mode in the August 2021 semester,” read the memo from the DVC-Academics Prof. Faith Nguru.
The Deputy President, Monicah Gitau, and the Secretary General, Paul Caleb alias Msando, are set to have a meeting with Prof. Nguru August 18. This is for further clarification on the matter.
All continuing Communication students will be taught online with an exception for those that need studios. The School of Human and Social Sciences will have online classes with repeated physical classes for practicals.
School of Science is set to continue with physical learning.
All postgraduate classes will be conducted online.
“Further details will be provided by the HODs and Deans of Schools regarding the exact courses that may require allowable alternative modes of blended teaching,” stated the memo.
All undergraduate evening classes will be conducted online as stated in an updated memo on August 18.
The University adopted the blended mode of learning last year August 2020. This was due to the restrictions and measurements put up by the government against Covid-19.
Physical orientation for new students is set to begin on 23 August, with classes set to begin a week later.
As students hope to resume physical classes, the August 2021 semester exams will be sat for physically.