Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) students have taken a swipe at the government for failing to reign on UASU officials and ensure that they call off strike. Led by their student leaders, the TUM fraternity have given the Jubilee government three days ultimatum to end the higher education menace in the country. The group have promised to force closure of the institution should their directive fail to take effect.
The new development add the voice of the TUM students to several others across the country who feel that dons deserve a better pay. A group of students from Egerton and UoN had also threatened to paralyze activities in their respective institutions should the government fail to honor the 2013 Collective Bargaining agreement (CBA). The students also expressed support to their colleagues who have been out of lecture halls for more than 50 days. Medical students have since threatened to hold demonstrations across various streets in the country to compel the government to agree to the demands by the striking medical doctors and ensure that a back to work to work formula between KMPDU and ministry is formulated.
The students at TUM who gave their views to the News Desk registered complains over CS Matiang’i mode of operation accusing him of playing god yet he harbors ‘evil thoughts’. They argued that the reforms that the Education CS champions will not see the light of the day if he chooses to ignore the plight of lecturers.
Speaking to UASU officials late last week, Magazine Reel learnt that lecturers strike will still be on until the government agrees to implement CBA 2013. Yesterday, Egerton staff took to the streets to show their support for their union officials directive. Singing battle ground songs, the dons matched along streets of the Njoro based varsity carrying placards in support of the 2013 CBA.