Moi University closed following staff strike

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 27 Oct, 2021 19:36 | < 1 min read
Moi University building. PHOTO/COURTESY

Learning at Moi University has been indefinitely stopped after the institution closed down following the ongoing strike of its staff.

In a notice to the students, the university’s administration said that they have suspended teaching and learning activities because the strike had affected their operations.

“At a special meeting held on Wednesday, October 27, the Senate has resolved to suspend teaching and learning activities at Main Campus indefinitely due to the ongoing industrial action by the university staff that has affected the university’s operations,” a memo signed by the university’s DVC Prof Isaac Kimengi said.

Following the suspension of the learning activities in the institution, the university has ordered students to vacate the university premises and hostels latest on Thursday, October 28 at noon.

The closure of the university comes at a time when the institution’s lecturer and supporting staff have been on strike over delayed salaries. They claim that they have not been paid their salaries since July 2021.

Speaking to the media on Monday, the lecturers said that they will only go back to class once they are paid their dues in full.