About 145 Privately Sponsored Students Programme (PSSP) at the re- opened Garissa University have registered ahead of expected classes from Monday.
The University was re – opened on Monday 9th, months after it was closed when Al-Shabaab militants stormed the institution killing 148 people most of them students in one of worst terror attack in the region.
The College Principal, Ahmed Osman Warfa, told KNAFriday that students and parents from the region have been calling to make inquiries on when classes will resume.
“We have received overwhelming support from the media and the local community. Out of the 60 PSSP students so far 145 have registered,” he said.
During his visit to Garissa early December Deputy President directed the Ministry of Education and Moi University Senate to meet and set date for re – opening of the institution.
Prof. Warfa reiterated that admission of regular students will be done in September and continuing students based at main campus who want to come back will have to wait for a decision from the Senate.
North Eastern Regional Coordinator Ambassador, Mohamud Saleh, on his part said security at the institution will be scaled up to ensure that it’s secured to the satisfaction of the university and Government.
“We shall in due course increase the police officers to at least 30 at the college post. They will be headed by an inspector,” he said.
The Administrator said although major strides had been made in neutralizing the capability of the Al-Shabaab, more need to be done to wipe the Somali based terror group.
By Jacob Songok