Daystar University resumes next week after student protest

The entrance of Daystar University's Athi River Campus. FILE PHOTO | NMG
The entrance of Daystar University's Athi River Campus. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Daystar University is set to re-open on Wednesday next week after it was closed indefinitely following a student unrest over poor meals and facilities.

According to the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof Timothy Wachira, the first batch of students to report will be those resident at its Athi River campus next Tuesday.

Classes for undergraduate and diploma students are then expected to resume a day after re-opening.

Peaceful protest

Learning at the private institution has been paralysed since last Thursday when students staged a peaceful demonstration over poor meals.

They also took issue with the administration’s decision to increase tuition fees without prior consultation.

“We have been working to open the institution as soon as possible since we do not have time. I believe this will create room for students to continue with learning as their student leaders’ dialogue with the senate,” said Prof Wachira.

Prof Wachira, who spoke to the Business Daily on Thursday, indicated that examinations for postgraduate students will begin on December 4 while undergraduate and diploma learners will commence their exams on December 11.

The university is set to end its academic calendar on December 20.