ENGINEERING STUDENTS LOCKED OUT OF THE 9TH JANUARY OPENING DATE
Classes expected to begin on Tuesday 10th January, 2012
By Nyamweya Bw’ Omari
Engineering students will be forced to stay at home much longer than expected. This is after the school was excluded from the 9th January, 2012 opening date announced today (4th January, 2012) by the Chief Academic Officer Prof. K. Ole Karei in a quarter-page paid advert in The Standard Newspaper.
The advert, carried out on page 11, indicated that classes will commence on 10th January, 2012 and any student, who will not have cleared on Monday 9th January, 2012 will not be allowed to attend lectures.
It read in part: “Moi University wishes to announce to all continuing students at (its) Main and Satellite campuses (except students in the School of Engineering) that the university will open for the continuation of 2nd Semester on Monday 9th January 2012. Classes shall begin on Tuesday 10th January 2012.”
It will be noted that most students and lecturers had not ‘reported’ for the first part of 2nd semester while some schools like the School of Business and Economics had, virtually, not opened at all as no lectures commenced in the school.
Students will this time round be forced to report back to school early as some lecturers might immediately start teaching to compensate for the time they lost in the first part of this semester.