Moi university’s law students have for the past one month been very unhappy with the running of their school. No lectures have taken place ever since the students resumed back to school after having taken a short break. Attempts to reach the school’s Dean of Students to help resolve the matter have failed several times and this prompted the students to seek help from the highest office, that is the Vice Chancellor’s office.
A group of students led by the school’s chair, Miss Jepleting went to the vice chancellor’s office on Tuesday to air out their grievances. The office is located in Kesses, where the the school’s main campus is, which is actually far from Annex, where the school of law is located. This shows how thirsty for education the upcoming lawyers are . The students had an audience with the Deputy Vice Chancellor, who actually promised to settle the problem.
After having spent the entire night at the councils’ chambers, the students expected to leave the premises with a better price at hand. They were however served with with a memo from the Vice Chancellor’s office directing that the school’s academic activities have been suspended till further notice and that all law students should vacate the premises surrounding the school of law. This is extremely unfair and the innocent students are paying for sins they did not commit. This has pushed the law students to protest bitterly against the school administration.
A lot of school fees has been paid by the students yet the money is entirely going to waste. The lecturers claim not to have been paid their full salaries and that is why they are not and will not teach until they get fully paid. The question that is in every Moi’s law student mind is what the school does with their fees. Each student pays an amount of 165 thousand shillings in each academic year and the money is channeled elsewhere instead of paying their lectures. This is a great shame on the school’s administration and the school’s Vice Chancellor should surely sort out this issue.
Anti-riot police officers have been deployed to the school to calm down the students who are actually having a peaceful demonstration. A meeting which the school’s senate is in attendance is also taking place today and the law students are really hoping that a solution will be made and that they will be back to their books in the shortest time possible.