Garissa University reopens for a new semester

Garissa University reopens for a new semester

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Garissa University. Photo/FILE

Garissa University  is expected to reopen next week after months of closure following terror attacks that claimed 147 lives in April last year.

In a memo sent to the staff and students, the campus which is a constituent of Moi University will be ushering in new applicants to the university before paving way for resumption of studies on January 11.

Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) with hashtag # have taken to twitter to show photos of the lecturer’s arriving at the school on Monday.

While visiting  the area in December Deputy President William Ruto said that the government will continue making key changes expected in the campus, which  include opening of a police post within the vicinity of the institution to boost security.

Following  the terror attack on the institution last year by Al Shabaab militants, a lot of  teaching staff and non-locals from Mandera and Wajir counties moved from the  area citing insecurity.

The incident saw indefinite closure of the university by then Education secretary Jacob Kaimenyi.

Most Kenyans on social media have welcomed the reopening, some have however  called on the government to ensure the unfortunate incident doesn’t recur.