Universities Give in to Students Demands, Revise Semester Dates

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Several universities have revised their semester dates to help cover for the time lost during the lecturers strike. The strike which lasted for more than two months came to a close after UASU managing to strike a deal with the government on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Tens of universities will now close the semester in July as opposed to the normal dates of the start of May.

For Instance, Egerton University Lectures are set to end on 9th June 2017. According to a notice shared to Magazine Reel by the university, Examinations will start on 12th and end on the 23rd June 2017. The University will also have its Continuous assessment test 1 on 24th and end on 28th April 2017 and Cat 2 will start on 29th May and end on 2nd June 2017.

Maseno University has also produced an internal memo informing their students that the semester dates have changed. Maseno University Lectures resumed on 15th March 2017 as from 8 am and will end on 2nd June 2017. Examinations will start as from 5th to 23rd June 2017. Lectures for 4th years started on 15th March and will end on 12th May 2017.

Though this has not given enough time to the students to prepare and head back to the institution as they wanted, the move is seen to be an indication that the university management somewhat agreed to their Return to campus formulae demands. Yesterday the students fraternity called on to the administration to suspend the class attendance rule for atleast two weeks.

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In Moi university, Magazine Reel noted that lecturers were forced to postpone lectures due to the absence of students. The same image reflected across various campuses.

Several other universities are also said to be considering extending their semester dates to help cover the 2 months wasted during the lecturers strike. Lecturers will receive more than 17.5% salary increase with an increase in allowances by 3.9%.

Below is the the breakdown of Egerton University Timetable for this semester.

This is from today’s Senate meeting

No change of the Teaching timetable.
SEM 2 15MARCH – 9th June 2017 . Exams start 12th – 23rd June 2017


Cat 1: 24th – 28th April 2017
Cat 2: 29th May – 2nd June 2017


1.Clinical medicine

Sem2 starts on 15th March to 2nd June,
Sem3 from 2nd June to 25th August,
End year exam from September 4th-22nd



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