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Kisii University senate yet to decide fate of students sent home over fees protests

By Erick Abuga | November 16th 2021

The Kisii University Senate is yet to decide whether to recall hundreds of second-year students sent home after they went on strike a month ago.

The students were protesting an alleged Sh10,000 fee increment affecting second-year students.

Yesterday, the acting Academic Registrar Dr Joash Kerongo told The Standard that the Senate was yet to hold a meeting where a decision is to be made. “I am not in a position to make a conclusive statement on the matter. The Senate has not held any meeting to discuss such.”

After losing hope of resuming their classes this year, some students who have been residing in the private hostels have started moving out of the hostels. Parents say they have been left in the dark over their children’s fate. Some lamented over wastage of rent they had paid to various hostels.

During the protests, Vice-Chancellor John Akama asked students to resume studies.

“I would like to advise the students that the university council will be meeting to deliberate on the matter, I would like to call on them to maintain peace to ensure academic programmes are not interrupted.”

 Kerongo posted a memo suspending all second-year students. Students in the first, third and fourth years were not affected.

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