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Varsity shuts down city campus amid tough rules

By OUMA WANZALA September 15th, 2017 1 min read

The Presbyterian University of East Africa has shut its Nairobi city campus after the regulator issued tough guidelines on setting up campuses.

PUEA Vice-Chancellor John Mungania said the more than 200 students who were affected by the move had been moved to the institution’s main campus in Kikuyu.

“We closed the campus on August 31 after it emerged that we could not meet the tough rules of setting up a campus in the city,” said Prof Mungania in an interview with the Nation on Thursday.

“We needed adequate space and land. We have already addressed the welfare of the affected students.”

This comes after the Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) shut down its Nyeri, Nakuru and Mombasa campuses.

In April, the Commission for University Education (CUE) and other education stakeholders resolved to close all campuses established without following due process.

Moi University, Kisii University, Laikipia University and Maasai Mara University are among institutions of higher learning that have shut down campuses in the past year.