Pwani University has been closed following a tragic accident that has so far claimed the lives of 18 students.
The institution’s bus was headed to Eldoret for a sporting event when it crashed on Thursday, March 30, along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. The university’s management announced that the semester would be re-organized.
In a circular dated Saturday, April 1, the vice chancellor said students might be mentally unfit to sit forthcoming exams.
“It has become apparent that teaching and learning are drastically affected. In addition, students may not be in a state of mind to sit for the forthcoming end-of-semester exams,” the internal memo reads.
The VC said the decision was made by the Pwani University Senate to:
“Allow students and staff to mourn, undergo counseling and trauma management in order to cope with the prevailing circumstances and also to heal.”
The university will reopen on Monday, April 17 and examinations will begin on May 2 and end on the 12th.