Learning remained completely paralyzed in most public Universities yesterday as the lecturers strike continues in its second week.
In Nyanza region, there was no much learning going on in most of the public campuses as lecturers went on downing their tools.
A spot check by The Informer indicated that learning was totally paralyzed and with few students were around the institutions.
At Maseno University for instance, most students had gone home and there was little learning activities going on.
University Academic Staff Union (Uasu) Maseno Chapter chairman Wycliffe Oduor confirmed that learning at the institution was totally paralysed.
Odour said the institution’s main campus (Siriba) and its branches in Kisumu and Homa Bay towns were deserted as most students had travelled home.
He vowed that they would continue standing in solidarity with other Universities officials and proceed with the strike until the government heed to their demand.
“We are not going to surrender any soon until collective bargaining agreement is negotiated and implemented to the letter. We know there is money and the government is just not keen reaching the agreement,” Oduor told People Daily on the phone.
He added, “Let the government not apply forceful mechanism of making us resume duties as this will not lead us into offering quality services to the students.”
Oduor said the CBA was long overdue and hence the government has no option but to honor it for them to call off their strike.
“The economy has risen and we the lecturers are bearing the brunt and that is why we want the pay negotiations reached and implemented with immediate effect,” said Oduor.