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COPING WITH UNCERTAINTY IN THE WAKE OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Following the disruptive effects of covid-19 among them social distancing and self- quarantining that are currently dominating our daily lives, it is important that we be keen on our unique mental health needs and those of our loved ones. For instance, it is critical that we acknowledge and purpose to understand our emotions among them anxiety and fear brought about by the current situation of uncertainty that fills the entire world.

LOWER KABETE CAMPUS ACTIVITIES DURING THE COVID-19

At the School of Business, or Lower Kabete Campus, there is a detailed write up on coping with uncertainty during covid-19, inclusive of timely,relevant tips. A very helpful article written by the Assistant dean of students and posted on the school of business students portal, that can also be accessed here.The article will be posted in full on our latest news posting with the title "Coping with Uncertainty In the Wake Of Coronavirus Pandemic."

CAVS COVID-19 INITIATIVES AND RESPONSES

Dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic for learning institutions despite its indefinite closure requires a concerted effort that involves the Administration, Teaching and Non-teaching staff and Students. Additionally, the need to develop and implement various strategies that have been laid down to cope with the pandemic.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES AT CHSS DURING COVID-19

Our student counsellor at College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Mr. Paul Muia together with 7 peer counsellors have formed 46 social support groups that they use as a platform to reach out to students during this uncertain times Covid-19 has brought. The result has been reaching out to over 35,000 students, who have received the support of online counselling through calls or texting. These 35,000 students are grouped into 46 social support groups formed into respective whatsapp group.

OUR KISUMU CAMPUS STUDENTS AT THE FRONTLINE

President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a directive that all learning institutions to be closed immediately once the first Covid-19 case was reported in the country. This was in mid March and now we are in June, the learners have gone through many challenges adopting to what we are calling the "new normal." To add to this,River Nyando bursts its banks, flooding homes and displacing more than 13,000 people. This was an unfortunate incident but that did not deter our very own fourth year student, Jimmy Magero from doing something about it.

KISUMU CAMPUS NEWS

Mrs.Teresia Okumu, Assistant Dean of students, Kisumu campus says that they have been in constant contact with the students who have raised numerous concerns about online teaching and exams, then handed them over to be handled by the various school coordinators and the Director. The Campus continues to offer Psycho-social support to students during this covid-19 period such as those affected by the floods, those who have lost loved ones and even the needy cases.

AFRICA AND COVID-19 VIRTUAL CARTOON FESTIVAL COMPETITION

The African virtual cartoon festival on Covid-19 has been organized by the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran in Kenya in collaboration with University of Nairobi, and East African Cartoonists' Society on the title "Africa and Covid-19 Pandemic" with 13 sub titles to choose from as highlighted on its call which you can access here.

LIBRARY VIRTUAL OPEN AND ACADEMIC INTEGRITY WEEK

The University Library has planned for a VIRTUAL open week from 23rd to 25th June 2020. This event is strictly for Staff and Students of the University of Nairobi. The theme of the Open Week is “University of Nairobi Library Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”.

SKILLS TO SUCCEED IN A POST COVID-19 WORLD

Job-specific skills assessments continue to be one of the most common forms of assessments with more than 59% of organisations deploying them for recruitment. However, skills assessments need to continually evolve as the skills they assess change. Equally, the range of skills being assessed continue to shift in response to market requirements, ultimately providing insight into candidates’ strengths and weaknesses in relation to job requirements.