The University of Nairobi (UoN) has tried to defend itself from the video showing students locked out of a lecture hall despite truths penned by an anonymous student last year addressing Education CS Prof George Magoha.
“Clarification: The Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi is not a property of the People’s Republic of China. The attached video by Dr. Bosire is misleading and ill-intentioned.His sentiments are personal and do not reflect the correct position. This class had been assigned a different lecture hall”, ~Director, Corporate Affairs at UoN wrote on Twitter.
UoN VIDEO: Click here to watch
The University of Nairobi Corporate Affairs director is a liar.
According to students, it is a known fact that most of them cannot get lecture halls because the culture of impunity, mediocrity and colonialism cultivated by former VC Peter M.F Mbithi reigns Supreme at the institution.
VC Mbithi had colonised the Towers and taken 3 whole floors despite first year and second-year students lacking a place to have a lecture in.
It seems the same is continuing in the reign of confused Prof Kiama.
‘These guys have destroyed University education. Apart from being government stooges, they cannot think what’s right for themselves’, a student told cnyakundi.com
It is even a shame that the UoN Student leader walks around with tainted politicians instead of agitating for better facilities, equipments and learning environment for the students.
The open letter addressed to Prof Magoha in April 2019 below lays bare the truth.
Dear George Magoha,
Congratulations on your recent appointment as the Cabinet Secretary (CS) in the Ministry of Education.
l am a student. A serious student of the university you love so Much – the University of Nairobi.
As I write this letter, Prof Magoha. I would like to say that the university is currently living in past glory.
We are only a respected university because someone like you was once here. We are currently being respected simply because of our past. Yes, our past.
The future of the university you love so much is sooty.
Magoha, your predecessor is micromanaging our university. I read your book and watched videos of you handing over power to him and I saw that you were convinced he was the best option.
I have talked to many professors in my department. They too were convinced he was the best.
He speaks good English. I must admit. But that’s it.
Professor, the university does not value knowledge these days; it is easy today to get a venue for entertainment purposes than to get one for a public lecture or debate.
Lecturers do not teach and yet we students are forced to do exams that we are hardly prepared for.
Sometimes, when there is a lecturers’ strike, we are forced to go full semesters without covering syllabuses.
Proffessor, the hostels that we sleep in were last renovated when you were here.
The toilets are in bad condition.
We are supposed to have running showers, which we don’t.
The mattresses we sleep on, I suspect, were bought when you were last here.
The food in the mess is a mess.
Some students still sleep in prefabs; hostels made of wood. But, one was burned down during demonstrations.
Proffessor, is this a centre of academic excellence?
Are students crowded in rooms in centres of academic excellence?
Are they subjected to inhumane conditions like we are?
Professor, just visit and see the terrible state of this university.
The university has not built new hostels since the 90s. Professor, the management decided to have weak student representation. They stage manage elections [sic] making sure students are not heard.
Please come and help.
Written by an Anonymous student
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