Moi University has directed all its students who were studying at the main campus in Kesses, Uasin Gishu County to return to school, ready to resume learning.
The university was closed over a week ago following an industrial action by the staff that had affected learning.
But in a notice to the students, the university management said a special meeting was held on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, where the Senate resolved that teaching and learning activities resume at the institution.
“Subsequently, students are advised that lectures will commence on Monday 8th November 2021,” noted the notice dated November 3, 2021, signed by Moi University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics, Research and Extension.
It is, however, not known if the Moi University management has resolved issues with their teaching and non-teaching staff which led to their strike.
The staff were demanding the implementation of a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that gives them a pay rise.
Moi University Board Chairman Dr. Humphrey Njoroge had last week said they have no funds to implement the CBA.
He said the university, just like others, was facing a financial crisis that has been a result of the shut down of the parallel program by the government.
According to Dr. Njoroge, during the parallel program, Moi University used to get over Ksh4 billion from a student enrolment of over 60,000 but with the shutting down of the program, they now have about 27,000 students but have retained the same staff and operations – leading to a Ksh5 billion deficit.
He noted that a fee increment is the only viable way that will help the university address its financial challenges.