Dis­band Moi Univer­sity Coun­cil for leak­ing info on Ayiro’s ap­point­ment, says Chege

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

The Na­tional Assem­bly Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mit­tee chair­per­son Sabina Chege has called for the dis­band­ment of the Moi Univer­sity Coun­cil, cit­ing re­cent ri­ots against the act­ing vice chan­cel­lor. Some North Rift lead­ers ral­lied res­i­dents to demon­strate against the coun­cil’s ap­point­ment of La­ban Ayiro as act­ing VC, de­mand­ing that the re­sults of the in­ter­views be made pub­lic. Chege said the coun­cil should be held ac­count­able for leak­ing in­for­ma­tion on Ayiro’s ap­point­ment be­fore it was made pub­lic, prompt­ing the row. “If a coun­cil con­ducts an in­ter­view, then how does that in­ter­view – which is sup­posed to be con­fi­den­tial – come to the pub­lic? Let us not di­vide this coun­try,” Chege said. “It doesn’t mat­ter where you come from, we should give ev­ery­body a chance and em­brace pro­fes­sion­al­ism and ac­tu­ally sep­a­rate politics from ed­u­ca­tion. If we take the di­rec­tion I have seen us tak­ing, then our ed­u­ca­tion will be in jeop­ardy. Th­ese are na­tional in­sti­tu­tions, not re­gional.”

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