First Years Advised Against Reporting at The University of Nairobi After Mass Protests Alert

The University of Nairobi Students Association (UNSA) has announced mass demonstrations for all its campuses to commence on 20th September 2021.

The news revealed through an internal memo signed by UNSA Secretary General Nathan Kiplagat revealed that students will protest the hike in tuition and accommodation fees.

There will be mass demonstrations in all University of Nairobi Campuses beginning from Monday 20th September 2021…”

The memo revealed that the protests are in response to the crumbled attempts to reach a consensus with the UoN administration. In July, the UoN, whose Sh8.7 billion wage bill is the largest among Kenyan universities, hiked its fees amidst a toughening economy.

The tough-worded address also warned parents and first years that will be reporting next week against showing up to UoN campuses.

In this regard, all first year parents and students who are to report to the University on the date are advised not to report to the University.”

Postgraduate and parallel degrees were among the most affected with the tuition fees changes. Under the new price structure, MBAs and Communications students will pay a whooping Sh600,000 from the previous Sh275,000.

The UoN planned demonstrations follow the 15th September 2021 closure by Multimedia University after students went on rampage on Magadi road. The incident was triggered by a strike by university staff demanding the implementation of the 2017-2021 collective bargaining agreement.

In January 2018, the UoN postponed the reporting date for first years by a month after a lecturers strike.

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