University of Nairobi Student Association’s Chairperson Ann Mvurya Mwangi is among 7 panelists selected to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Africa. The Webinar is organized by All-Africa Students Union (AASU) – the umbrella union for students’ unions in Africa.
The COVID-19 African Assessment webinar is slated for Friday 17th April 2020 at 2.00pm Kenyan time.The webinar is aimed at addressing the spread of Corona viruses in Africa and seeks to find out the key responses that the African continent has put in place.
The Webinar’s theme is “Education in Emergencies: Who is Affected by COVID-19 and the Key Responses.”
Ms Mvurya was selected to represent East Africa in the webinar that has panelists drawn from Kenya, South Africa, Morocco and Ghana.
Ms Mvurya indicated that her address will focus on how education has been disrupted by the pandemic; and how national governments and educational institutions in our region have improvised and marshaled digital resources to reach students in their homes.
She will also be talking about the meaning of educational and students rights during the COVID-19 pandemic; and whether these rights have been thwarted, or are still being enjoyed by students during these times.
The webinar will be moderated by the All-Africa Students Union Secretary General Peter Kwasi Kodjie. The webinar will be streamed live on all live on all AASU’s social media pages as well as the Union’s YouTube channel.