INDEFINITELY

Kisii University students sent home after fee hike protests

The suspension affects only those in their second year of studies

In Summary

• The decision was reached by the senate.

• On Tuesday, second year students held demos, destroying property within the campus.

Kisii University second-year students flee from the anti-riot officers on October 12, 2021.
Kisii University second-year students flee from the anti-riot officers on October 12, 2021.
Image: MAGATI OBEBO

Kisii University has indefinitely suspended second-year students and ordered them out of campus after Tuesday's protests over a fee hike.

The decision was reached by the senate. 

"The senate has resolved to suspend all second-year students indefinitely until further communication is made," a statement signed by vice-chancellor John Akama said.

However, he said learning by other students would continue normally. 

"Any second-year student found within the campus shall bear full blame for the consequences that may follow," the VC warned.

On Tuesday, the second-year students held demos, destroying property within the campus. Police lobbed tear gear canisters at the demonstrators to stem further destruction.

Students who spoke to journalists said they were angry at the decision by the university senate to increase fees by Sh10,000.

The students have been paying Sh24,000 as tuition fees as opposed to Sh34,000 they say they have now been asked to pay.

Meanwhile, the university administration has suspended the implementation of the fee hike. 

"I want to inform all students affected that the fees alignment had been put on hold until further notice pending talks with the council," the statement read.

 

Edited by A.N