We won’t go 100km for education, 500 students protest
Kisii University students and elders on Monday staged a march to demand the reopening of the college’s Eldama Ravine campus. “We cannot accept the closure of the only institution of higher learning serving our children,” Lembus elder Thomas Chelugo said.
The 500 students chanted antiJubilee slogans and carried placards reading ‘We won’t walk 100km away to acquire education’, ‘Give us time to comply,’ ‘CUE to review fate of Kisii university Eldama Ravine campus.’
The Commission of University Education closed the campus and nine others on Monday last week after a 10-month notice lapsed. Students were moved to the Kabarnet town campus.
CUE says the campus lacks social amenities, clean drinking water, ramps for the disabled, well-equipped libraries and has small lecture rooms. Only the Eldoret, Kapenguria and Kabarnet campuses are still open.
“What criteria was used to close the college when the ones in hardship areas like Kapenguria and Lodwar are still operating?” Kabarnet campus director Joseph Kandie asked.