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Masinde Muliro shut over university dons' strike

The Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology campus in Kakamega. FILE PHOTO | ISAAC WALE | NMG
The Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology campus in Kakamega. FILE PHOTO | ISAAC WALE | NMG 

Kakamega-based Masinde Muliro University has been closed indefinitely as the ongoing lecturers' strike disrupted learning at the institution.

In a memo signed by acting registrar Academic Affairs, Prof Caroline Onyancha, it says its Senate met on Tuesday and reached the decision to suspend learning in all campuses after considering a report from students.

Learners accommodated at the university's hostels have been asked to vacate their rooms by Wednesday.

However, international scholars will be allowed to continue staying at Masinde Muliro's student housing during the closure.

Prof Onyancha said the Senate agreed it would be more cost effective for the university and the students on session.

“Any shortfall in contact hours resulting from non-attendance study sessions by staff shall be bridged through makeup sessions and all lecturers shall be required to meet students for a minimum of 12 (twelve) lecture sessions before the start of end Semester exams,” said the memo.

Prof Onyancha said reopening dates will be communicated to students via email and also posted on the university's website.

Postgraduate students, those on ongoing workshop practice, Industrial, Field and Clinical attachments will not be affected by the school's closure.