By Aaron Kituku
The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Laban Ayiro announced during a chapel service at the main campus on Tuesday that all May semester exams will be done physically.
“Exams will be done physically on campus, to ensure the quality and the integrity of exams,” said Prof. Ayiro in an interview. “We are in the process of acquiring the needed software which will guarantee the sanctity of exams.”
The new directive will take effect from this semester where all students will be required to do their exams on campus. According to Prof. Ayiro, online instruction and learning will continue however final semester evaluations will from now on be done physically.
For international students who had traveled back home, a special provision has been set whereby, stringent arrangements will be made for them to have exams in their specific countries through the Kenyan missions.
“We will observe the (Covid-19) protocols. Students will come in shifts [and] the exams will be spread.” said Prof. Ayiro adding that Daystar is not constrained of space. All the rooms on both campuses, all the theatres including the amphitheater on the main campus, will be examination centers.
“I also want to remind my students and the community that, this is what is being done by all public universities. You cannot risk the integrity of exams,” continued Prof. Ayiro.