The Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) is now advising parents of students studying at Moi University to take back their children.
Students at the Kesses-based institution were recalled back to school about a week ago – days after the University’s Senate announced that it had suspended learning following an industrial action by its staff that had paralyzed learning.
But even as students are now back at the university, UASU National Secretary-General Constantine Wesonga says there is nothing they are doing as learning has not yet resumed.
Addressing a media briefing at Moi University’s Main Campus in Kesses, Wesonga asked parents to recall their children at home as their continued stay at university was forcing them to incur unwanted costs.
The UASU boss said lecturers at the university are still on strike and that learning is not anywhere close to resuming.
“Moi university parents, you’re being cheated, Take your children home because you’re spending alot of money here for nothing. This stalemate is not going to end soon.– Constantine Wesonga, Uasu Secretary-General
A source at the university that sought anonymity revealed that some students are yet to start learning, while others have resumed lectures.
“Some have been learning, others are given assignments online. There have been a few physical appearances for lectures, but we also have students that have not started learning since they returned,” said one of the students who spoke to Uasin Gishu News.
Moi University’s teaching and non-teaching staff have been on strike for over a month now, demanding full implementation of the 2017-201 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) which the court ordered all public universities across the country to implement.
“The courts have already pronounced themselves on the implementation of the CBA, and its disturbing that Moi University has not implemented it as directed yet we’re supposed to be negotiating the 2021-2025 CBA.”– Grace Nyongesa, Chairperson UASU