Well, Laikipia University is an ISO certified institution and fully chartered. It offers courses ranging from the Arts to Sciences. Just recently, there were claims that some Science courses,(Bio-chemistry and Bio-medicine)were not registered and were not allowed to operate in Kenya.Despite these claims,the institution carried out the studies and the current fourth year students undertaking the mentioned courses are to be the first lot to graduate from this institution.
The campus was closed indefinitely a weeks ago. The students went on the rampage protesting the illegality of courses being offered at the institution. The students were protesting the move by the institution to offer several courses which are unrecognized. The group said the courses were yet to be registered or accredited by either Commission for University Education (CUE) or relevant professional bodies.
However, it is unlikely for that to happen now that they decided to protest and seek the administration’s help ,only to be told to defer. Students of the affected courses say that in as much as they have tried to consult the administration on what to do concerning their issue,no one pays attention. It is clear that the institution is not fully equipped to offer such studies since it does not have the required equipment to handle such.This has seen students go to Egerton University for practical studies and pursue their theoretical studies here in Laikipia University. Some people even joke about it saying that this is the only university offering two courses in two different institutions.
Anyway, that together with poor payment of workers and lectures, has seen to it that everyone is on strike.Just the other day,the villagers also decided that enough was enough and took part in protesting and demanding for the removal of VC Lelo from office. Meanwhile,the school remains closed indefinitely as we call upon the Ministry of higher education to help us in sorting these issues. Hon. Matiang’i, students really need you in this because they can’t just sit back and do nothing while their future is at stake here.