Here is when Kisumu Polytechnic will Reopen after Closure Following Students Strike

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Kisumu National Polytechnic, which was closed over student riots on Tuesday, will reopen on February 17.

The institution’s Principal Chanzu Lomolo said that a council meeting on Wednesday decided that the 6,842 students return to school between February 17 and 19. The institution has more than 13,000 students.

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Kisumu National Polytechnic was closed indefinitely on Tuesday following student unrest.

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According to a signed notice from Kisumu National Polytechnic Students Association chairperson, the students rioted over arbitrary increases in fees and insecurity. The allegations were denied by Mr Lomolo.

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On Monday, the students engaged police in running battles during a protest against insecurity.

At least five students were arrested during the incident. Mr Lomolo said the fees remains Sh56,420 per year as per the government guidelines.

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“Of the Sh56,420, the government has provided a capitation of Sh30,000 and students only pay Sh26,420. Needy students can apply for loans from the Higher Education Loans Board,” said the principal.

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