Confusion as Moi University Forces Students to Relocate Over Lack of Funds

  • University students in class. Facebook
  • Moi University is set to relocate students from its Nairobi Campus on Moi Avenue to its main campus in Eldoret from next semester.

    According to Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics, Research and Extension) Prof Isaac Kimengi, the move was aimed at cutting costs due to the drop in the number of students.

    He added that the decision to relocate the students was arrived at during the 282th regular Senate meeting on March 20.

    Reports suggest that 13 students in second year, second semester and third year, first semester were likely to be affected the most.

    Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Academics, Research and Extension) Prof Isaac Kimengi

    The new development has since caused panic at the Nairobi campus prompting acting director Dr Bernard Malakwen to assure students that only those two groups would be affected.

    On the other hand, there have been speculations that the campus will close after the recent financial woes experienced by the school.

    The campus recently surrendered several floors to the management of Bazaar plaza in the CBD over failure to pay rent on time.

    In 2018, the university shelved plans to put up a 36-storey building near Laico Regency hotel to host its Nairobi campus due to lack of funds.

    In the same year, the institution disbanded its School of Human Resource and moved journalism, communication and graphic design courses to the School of Information Science.

    Business-related courses such as human resource management, project management, and entrepreneurship among others were moved to the School of Business and Economics.

    Moi University main campus in Eldoret