Dialogue offers solutions to ending varsity protests
Most students’ unrest in our universities are instigated by lack of dialogue between students and the varsity management. Last Tuesday, Kisii University was shut indefinitely after students went on the rampage over a new fee payment system proposed by the management. This is just another example of what has been happening in institutions of higher learning across the country: Lack of inclusion in decisionmaking.There have been complaints from students that their union leaders cooperate with the administration in passing new rules without seeking their opinion or input. University administrators must understand the importance of dialogue in management. It helps in reaching consensus on pressing issues and avoids unnecessary demos. Passing regulations without taking views from the target group is likely to result in violence.
INNOCENT TSALWA Kisii University