To add to the list of woes Moi University is undergoing, learning at the main campus has been put on hold indefinitely. This decision was settled on by the senate after a 3 day Industrial action by teaching and non teaching staff at the Kesses based institution.
Moi University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. I. N. Kimengich said the closure of the university’s main campus is a result of the ongoing industrial action by the university staff which has affected operations. This was indicated in a public notice.
All students are meant to vacate the hostels at the Main Campus and leave University premises by noon, Thursday 28th October 2021.
Moi University Brankrupt
Recently, the auditor general indicated that Moi University currently has debts summing upto 4.5 billion shillings and at its current state cannot afford to pay its debtors. Many analysts claim that the move by the government to reduce qualification for University admission has affected the institution as it robbed it off the income from students on the parallel program. Additionally, the amount of money allocated to students admitted at the university was also reduced by the government making operations more strained.
Moi University’s teaching and non-teaching staff have been demanding the implementation of a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that covers a rise in their salaries and allowances which was the main cause of their demonstrations, they also demanded that the President replace the current Vice-Chancellor at Moi University, Prof Isaac Kosgey.