Kenya: Pwani University Becomes Fourth Varsity to Be Closed Within a Month

15 October 2019

Pwani University has become the fourth learning institution to be closed indefinitely within a month following student's unrest.

This after the students engage police in running battles for the better part of Monday causing extensive damage to university property.

The school's administrators later notified all the students to vacate the premises by 6pm.

"Following the student's unrest and the subsequent damage caused to University property, the University Senate in its meeting held on October 14, decided that the University be closed indefinitely with immediate effect," read part of the internal memo signed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor M.S Rajab.

Moi University, Kenyatta University and Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology are all currently closed over similar incidents.

Last Wednesday, Kenyatta University was indefinitely following student unrest, which was witnessed on Monday and Tuesday.

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology was closed last month after students protested the administration's alleged requirement that all students should clear their fees arrears before sitting their examinations.

At the same time on Monday, students of Mount Kenya University also engaged the police in running battles after a student was allegedly killed by a speeding matatu belonging to Kenya Mpya along Thika Superhighway.

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