The Mount Kenya University (MKU) has extended the term of Prof Stanley Waudo as the Vice Chancellor, after the newly appointed Vice Chancellor was locked out of the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prof Waudo has been at the helm for over 11 years, and proceeded for terminal leave of six months on October 28, pending expiry of his term.

Prof Peter Wanderi was appointed as the acting Vice Chancellor before the new one took over on May 1.

 Prof Wanderi’s term expired on April 30, and by that time the new Vice Chancellor had not made it to the country. Prof Wanderi is also unable to access the facility, as he is also locked outside Nairobi.

Prof Waudo will serve until a new Vice Chancellor is announced and the situation enables him to hand over.

Following the closure of learning institutions in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the University announced new measures to ensure distance learning.

Meanwhile, the university has extended the online learning platform to the regular students (day, evening and weekend).