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Parliament, EACC, Commission Of Higher Education And CS Amina Mohammed Ignored This Moi University Complaint

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Caption: Flower Girl And Education CS Amina Mohammed 

 

Bob Emmanuel Magana,
P.O.Box 12178-80100
Mombasa
28 th May 2018

Chairman,
Commission for University Education
Red Hill Road, off Limuru Road, Gigiri
P.O. Box 54999 – 00200,
Nairobi, Kenya.

Cc:
Cabinet Secretary,
Department of Education
P.O Box 30040-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Jogoo House B, Harambee Avenue

Chairman,
Ethics and Anticorruption Commission,
integrity Centre,
Milimani/Valley Road Junction
P.O. Box 61130 – 00200, Nairobi
Mobile: 0729 888881 / 2 / 3; 0736 996600 / 33
Email address: eacc@integrity.go.ke

Chairman,
National Assembly Education Committee
Parliament Buildings,
P. O. Box 41842 – 00100,
Tel: (254-2) 2221291 or 2848000,
NAIROBI, KENYA

Dear Chairman:

RE: Request for EACC & Commission for the University Education to investigate the state of affairs and financial mismanagement at Moi University Coast Campus, Eldoret West campus, Kitale Campus and Yala Campus.

I am a concerned and highly victimized self-sponsored student of Moi University, Coast Campus, writing to request an investigation into the failure of The University Administration at the Main Campus, Kesses in Eldoret to be a little more considerate in showing care for their “Cash cows”, the privately sponsored students in all Campuses of Moi University, as well as the hard-working part-time lecturers, which to the management of this Campus are “less important lecturers”

Both student leaders and part-time lectures from Coast Campus have in several occasions’ written letters to the management of this great University, and which, they have not only deliberately failed to honour, but also disrespectfully failed to do the slightest of all, responding to the issues raised.

This has angered the students since it gives a picture of “not caring”, “not bothering” from the management, The letters from the Student leaders detailed the tears of the students regarding their overstaying in the  University, some for over six years, yet 75% of students in this Campuses are Self Sponsored Student, who suffer in their struggle and hustle to obtain the fee (which is carelessly spent and squandered by the management) in an effort to make bright their future, and who should be taught whether or not, the national strike is on since 99% of the lecturers in this Campuses are part-time, who again is not and should not be affected by Moi University go-slows and strike.

This, to me, the management is happy about since they perennially benefit financially from the unsuspecting students who are not allowed to sit for even a single paper without paying the school fee IN FULL.

The letter from the lecturers detailed their demand for appointment letters, contract letters, and their pay since 2015 before they can attend any class, set any examination, release results and even supervise
project.

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Despite the management’s awareness of lecturers go slow in Coast, West campus and Kitale Campuses and the efforts the student leaders have made in ensuring that part-time lecturers’ issue is sorted, through holding a number of meetings with the part-time lecturers begging them to come and teach, the very many letters that have been sent from the student leaders to the University management, to date, we have received no indication that something is actually being done. Moreover, the University has not been transparent about why these incidents happen, what steps have been taken to prevent their recurrence. In fact, as students, we are yet to know why the university has been unable to pay the lecturers since 2015, yet all students pay hundreds of thousands in each academic year in the campuses.

This failure of accountability and carelessness in dealing with students’ future not only undermines public trust in the University, but also highlights the need for an independent, comprehensive, and transparent
an an investigation by the Commission For University Education , The Ethics and Anticorruption Commission and the Ministry of Education to study the problem and determine what measures, if any, the University should take moving forward, and bring to book any University officer found to have taken part in the mismanagement of resources and caused frustrations to the innocent students and unsuspecting part-time lecturers.

The Commission for University Education plays an important role in regulating, coordinating and quality assurance in University Education. Through their Quality assurance role, The Commission for University
Education also has the potential to:

1. Endeavour to understand customer requirements and their challenges like what we face in Moi University Campuses;

2. Meet and strive to exceed customer expectations;

3. Ensure that the quality objectives are implemented, monitored and reviewed regularly;

4. Align its quality management system with statutory, regulatory and ISO 9001:2008 requirements; Indeed, substantial attention to the issue of nonpayment of part-time lectures, who vowed never to attend the lectures(some courses like literature have withdrawn their services from Moi but we can talk), set any examination, release results and even supervise the projects before receiving full payment, making the students to be the innocent victims, have always been sought by the students
severally by holding press conferences covered by the leading media houses (Githeri media) demonstrating the substantial personal injury the issue has caused them.

We hope that your office will ensure that Moi University will be held to account when its Management deliberately chose to frustrate the students by not paying the part-time lecturers since 2015, yet the unsuspecting students have at all times been loyal and honest in their fee payment.

Please treat this issue as “very urgent”.

Kind regards,

(For and on behalf of aggrieved students of Moi University, Coast campus);
Bob Magana (Adm No. BBM/9180/16)

BBM student, Moi University Coast Campus.



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