If you are searching for the latest educational news in Kenya, you have come to the right place. We would like to tell you about the decision of Moi University students to shut down the learning process at the university due to inadequate facilities.
Such decision was made after the students of this university have spent the biggest part of the studying semester in tents that were used as lecture halls. Students from Moi University were patiently waiting, but the position of the affairs stayed the same, and more than a thousand students are affected now.
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Moi University students who are studying at Travel, Tourism Management and Tours and Hospitality Management have agreed not to continue studying process in the next semester if the university administration will not find the constant lecture halls for students.
Over 1000 students who participated in the lectures in tents decided to stop this offensive practice and to make the management of the institution to fulfil the rights of the students for the proper educational environment. The students believe that in the age of modern technologies and high-tech education it is unacceptable to study in such conditions, and they deserve to get their education at the modern lecture halls appropriate for the educational process.
The public was able to see the conditions in which Moi University students were to study in the video footage and photos that were viral on the Internet. The group of these students even got the nickname “IDPs” because of the primitive conditions they were supposed to study.
The university management was not silent, and the Moi University Public Relations Officer Alfred Wandera commented on the issue informing the public that he attended a ‘serious meeting’.
The previous year one of the campuses of Moi University was shut down (namely Kips Plaza Campus in Eldoret Town) due to the high-cost rent. And the students of the above-mentioned departments moved to Annex Campus to study in tents instead of appropriate lecture halls.
Campuses relocation issue at Moi University
The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources was moved to the Kitale campus while the School of Business and Economics were relocated from the main campus to Eldoret West Campus.
The students from Kitale and Odera Akang’o in Siaya were asked to relocate to Eldoret West campus and main campus in one week term (from memo dd. June, 28 by the Vice Chancellor of the university). In the memo, it is stated that the process of the move was delayed due to the non-payment of lecturers.
Such sudden decision of the university management has affected more than 500 students from the departments of Arts and Social Sciences, Information Science, Education, Business and Economics.
It is worth to be noted that the situation has occurred just in a month after the Moi University management promised the Trans Nzoia County leadership and several other country leaders that there would be no transfer stated in the first memo.