Uhuru Promises to Complete Stalled Projects in Kisii University, Urges CUE to Spare the Institution

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Kisii University staff Matiangi Helb

President Uhuru Kenyatta has moved in to assure Kisii university students that their campuses will not be shut down as directed by Commission for University Education. President Uhuru defied the order by CUE to have some of the university’s campuses closed for failure to comply with some of the requirements set for institutions of higher learning.

While addressing students at the University’s Main Campus, the Jubilee Party leader noted the infrastructural challenges that the university was facing, and promised that his government will offer a helping hand. The president visited the area in his grand tour of Kisii and Nyamira county days ago.

“My Government will facilitate the financing of stalled projects in the university so that it meets the necessary requirements by Commission for University Education,” he said.

The students had taken to the streets opposing the directive by the CUE to close some of the university’s campuses arguing that only students would suffer.

CUE report released a month ago showed that Kisii university was offering several substandard courses and that some had not been approved or recognized by the commission. The report also showed that the university lacked enough personnel to handle some programs. It noted that in one of the instances, one of Kisii’s constituent colleges was offering a

The report also showed that the university lacked enough personnel to handle some programs. It noted that in one of the instances, one of Kisii’s constituent colleges was offering a PhD program yet it didn’t have lecturers who had qualified to teach at that level. It noted that the campus has only two lecturers with PhD.

In Kisii university’s main campuses, some of the building including those meant to house thousands of students have stalled for more than 8 years. The stalled buildings also include an ultra modern ICT center.

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