The academic staff union has joined the list of individuals opposing the decision to provide billions of shillings to private colleges to support state-funded students, sparking a new dispute.
According to the Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU), public university lecture halls have remained empty while the government has issued financial aid to students attending private institutions.
Academic staff now wants this funding to end and funds to be directed to public universities, saying that this will help stabilize the institutions.
The Union also wants the government to evaluate financing in order to enable proper compensation for its members.
The information was released during a press conference held on Friday by UASU representatives, including Secretary General Constantine Wesonga. Following the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the union, a briefing was held.
The UASU also gave Egerton University a seven-day strike notice in order to reinstate the full pay of teachers, which is now set at 57%.Theet at 57%.
Wesonga stated, "As a union, we have decided that we will not stand by if our colleagues from Egerton University continue to receive 57% of their pay."
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