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Catholic University closes Nairobi, Kisumu campuses

Prof Justus Mbae on convocation day. PHOTO | FILE
Prof Justus Mbae on convocation day. PHOTO | FILE 

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa has shut down its campuses in Nairobi city centre and Kisumu joining the growing list of institutions that are closing units due to tough rules introduced this year.

Vice chancellor Justus Mbae said the closure will take effect in January next year. The main campus in Karen is not affected.

The development comes in the wake on a special inspection by the Commission for University Education (CUE), which was conducted last month as well as at Presbyterian University and Kenya Methodist University.

A report on the three institutions is yet to be made public, but CUE Chairman Chacha Nyaigoti Chacha said it would be concluded soon.

Prof Mbae said: “We must hasten to add that this decision has been arrived at after careful consideration of the effect it will have on the students and staff particularly and all those concerned. We take this opportunity to inform the students, staff, parents, guardians, benefactors, suppliers and stakeholders that following this development, necessary arrangements are being undertaken for a smooth transition.”

The Vice chancellor in a circular dated October 17 to all stakeholders added that CUE has been informed of the planned closure of the campuses.

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