Sir, comparing the situation in our universities today and your time, it would seem a lot of water has passed under the bridge so to speak. What is your take on this and what do you think has resulted in this negative outcome?
Universities were places of honour and academic distinction. Many important debates were held at the campuses in Dar, Makerere and Nairobi. Then hell broke loose when the Moi state invaded the universities in an attempt to turn them into appendages of the monolithic political system and launched a systemic assault on academic freedom. But the university communities fought back. But the path to honour and distinction is still narrow and difficult to tread for academicians and students alike. Higher learning and research require more resources and investment and a conducive and enabling environment.