By Patric Bensen
University of Eldoret was indefinitely closed down by the University administration on 19th February 2015. This was so after a section of Uasin Gishu leaders led by the County Senator Hon. Isaac Melly decided to show their interests and interfere with the running of the school.
Uasin Gishu senator Mr. Isaac Melly with a female MCA, the villagers and students from their tribe decided to demonstrate. The big reason being that the VC Prof. Teresia Akeng’a was biased and that she practiced nepotism and tribalism. This allegations by the senator were however rubbished in a nationwide outcry by both Kenyans and other leaders.
The university went ahead to give a full audit report about the university of Eldoret staff. The report published shows that more than 70% of employees are from the Rift Valley region contrary to the allegations by the Senator. Only a less percentage of around 13% are from Western Kenya.
The university has released reporting dates for the students and wishes to apologize for the inconvenience caused.
Fourth Year students are expected to report on Monday 9th March between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. They are expected to pay a damage fee of Kshs. 200 to compensate the damages caused in the mayhem.
The third years ate expected back on 10th March 2015 the time applies for them too. The lectures for third years are expected to begin on Wednesday 11th of March 2015.
The second year students also are asked to strictly report on 11th March 2015. That’s before 4:00 pm in the evening.
All students are expected to pay a damage fee of Ksh. 200 to cater for the damages during the demo. They are also asked to fill in the peace form register and also register at respective deans of school.
Among the mandatory requirements that the university management has set forth for the students upon reporting include clearance of all outstanding fees, payment of Ksh. 200 damage fees per student and presentation of bank deposit slips for all payments. Others include filing of a questionnaire, signing of bond to keep peace form and signing of the students register.