Turkana University students go on rampage demanding to be taught

Turkana University students go on rampage demanding to be taught

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Turkana University College principal Egara Kabaji. The institution has been closed indefinitely following days of student unrest.

Turkana University College has been closed indefinitely following a prolonged student unrest.

The college academic board said it closed the institution because students “engaged in acts of lawlessness, including harassment of staff and blocking the Lodwar-Kitale road.

“To avoid ugly situations, we have closed the university college in order to look into the grievances of students,” the institution’s principal Egara Kabaji, said in a statement.

The students have complained of high food prices and failure by some of their lecturers to teach.

They also strayed into staffing matters, asking management to employ workers on permanent and pensionable terms.

The students accused the principal of allowing the university council to micro manage the institution.

“Council members spend most their time on campus. We do not know what they are doing. Who pays them?” said an enraged student.

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