“The riot by the University of Eldoret was uncalled-for as the disputed charges were increased gradually and by consensus,” the varsity’s vice chancellor Teresia Akenga said.
“The damage has shot to greater heights but we are still assessing the university” the angered vice chancellor Teresia Akenga mentioned. Police summoned after the strike were still patrolling the institution by yesterday.
“We will not rest until the University management rescinds the decision to increase fees” the student’s leader, Dickson Kalevu commented. He support his stand by quoting the students from poor backgrounds saying they will be adversely affected by the administration’s hectic move.
However the vice chancellor defended the fees increment move saying only three areas had been adjusted upwards which included teaching practice, accommodation and attachment fees.
“The changes factored in the electricity bills and other developmental issues. We have been implementing the fees increment plans for the last two years now”, said the concerned vice chancellor.
The big question asked by the University’s vice chancellor and the administration at large is, ” why have the students decided to take it as an issue now and it has been there underway for the past two years” Teresia Akenga raised her concern on behalf of the administration.
The furious vice chancellor put it it clearly that accommodation had been raised from Kshs. 2,500 to Kshs.3,500 and the industrial attachment fees was raised from Kshs.8,000 to Kshs. 10,000 only. ” We have all concerned documents duly signed by all the institution’s stakeholders after agreeing on the changes”, the vice chancellor continued.
Mrs. Akenga said even the university council and senate are in terms with that move and they supported it.