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Varsity shuts down two campuses over low standards

By OUMA WANZALA November 8th, 2016 1 min read

Moi University has announced the closure of its Kericho and Nakuru campuses as it moves to adhere to a government directive on education standards in tertiary institutions.

Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academics, Research and Extension Prof Isaac Kimengi said the campuses will be closed next academic year.

“The students in those campuses will not be disadvantaged. They will join other campuses of Moi University to continue with their education,” added Prof Kimengi.

Nakuru campus has about 100 students while Kericho campus has about 300 students.

Moi University joins the growing list of public universities that are shutting down their campuses as they move to adhere to tough guidelines issued by Commission for University Education (CUE) which regulates university education.

Prof Kimengi made the remarks on Tuesday when he addressed privately sponsored students of Moi University at Eldoret West campus.

The event that was also attended by acting Vice Chancellor Prof Laban Ayiro.

Prof Kimengi disclosed that the University has started recruiting lecturers to be attached to each of its campuses across the country so that they are able to offer quality education to students.

Last month, President Uhuru Kenyatta directed a freeze on the establishment of new universities.