Moi University which was closed a week ago after students went on the rampage will open today amid calls of reinstating students who have been suspended by the University senate. The Senate in its sitting on Wednesday last week resolved that students will report back to campus today Tuesday.
The students according to the notice published in the University website and shared in its social media handles, will be required to pay slightly over 1,900 shillings as damage fees having allegedly broken windows and caused various damages worth millions of shillings.
The University has also noted that all students will be required to show their commitment to following the rule of law once they are back on campus. Every student will be required to sign a new code of conduct form that will guide how they approach issues while in campus.
The students went on the rampage over claims that the management were making decisions without having proper consultations with the union leadership. They had allegedly introduced new fee payment policy which will lock out students who are not able to clear their outstanding fee balances within a month of stay in campus.
According to the irreducible minimums shared by the student union, the university had also allegedly increased the supplementary examinations fee and the graduation fee without consultations and without issuing a supporting reason.
The university is among top institutions of higher learning facing the problems of cash crunch and doing everything possible to stay on course. Others have also suffered violent students demonstrations over the same issues. Some including Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) suspended nine students who allegedly led students in the demonstrations which led to a two week closure. Kenyatta University (KU) also allowed their students back to campus yesterday after a week of closure.