UoN to re-open after unrest forced closure

April 22, 2016 9:13 am
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The university was closed on April 5 month after students took to the streets to protest against the re-election of Babu Owino as the SONU chairman/XINHUA-File
The university was closed on April 5 month after students took to the streets to protest against the re-election of Babu Owino as the SONU chairman/XINHUA-File

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 22 – The University of Nairobi is set to re-open on Monday next week after it was closed following students unrest in the wake of contested SONU elections.

A statement from the Academic Registrar says that the first batch of students to report will be those in the Health Sciences pursuing Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees.

“The University of Nairobi wishes to notify all students whose programmes were in session before the closure of the University on April 5, 2016 that they will resume their studies as follows: Students from College of Health Sciences Level 5 – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree programmes to resume studies on Monday, April 25, 2016,” it stated.

According to the statement, other programmes in all the colleges and campuses that were in session at the closure of the university will resume on May 3.

The university was closed on April 5 month after students took to the streets to protest against the re-election of Babu Owino as the SONU chairman.

READ: Protests persist over UoN student polls

In the meantime the university’s Vice Chancellor Peter Mbithi has informed all students who had disciplinary proceedings taken against them to collect their verdicts from the respective college registrars.

“This is to inform all students who were suspended from the university and who appeared before the various College Disciplinary Committees on April 19 – 21 2016 that the disciplinary committee verdicts were approves by Senate in its meeting held on Thursday, April 21, 2016,” the VC said in a statement.

“Consequently, all affected students are required to collect letters communicating the verdicts from their respective College Registrars on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 from 8am.” he directed.

He pointed out that individual students are required to strictly abide by the disciplinary verdicts as approved by the University Senate.

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