Issued under article 35 of the Constitution

The Education Cabinet Secretary Amb.(Dr) Amina Mohammed in Meru University yesterday(6th March 2018)


Meru University of Science and Technology Vice Chancellor Prof. Japhet Magambo has been sent on terminal leave pending expiry of his contract in June this year. Prof. Charity Gichuku Deputy Vice Chancellor (finance, administration and planning) will take over running of the institution until a new Vice Chancellor is appointed. This was announced by The Education Cabinet Secretary Amb.(Dr) Amina Mohammed after meeting members of the University Council at a closed door meeting at the University.

At a media briefing the CS said the university council was working round the clock to address the challenges facing the university and  urged University student leadership to engage in dialogue  as a means of solving their grievances and addressing the problems facing the university  instead of mounting demonstrations.She underscored the need for the student leadership to engage in different ways of resolving conflicts without disrupting the academic programs. She asked the acting Vice Chancellor to also engage the community in matters affecting them so that amicable solutions are found before matters are blown out of proposition. The university students who were sent home following the shooting of their leader last Tuesday would be recalled soon  to the university to resume classes. The CS said investigations into the killing of the student leader had already began and had hopes it will be concluded soon.

On the University lecturers strike over the CBA 2017-2021 the CS gave an assurance  that the Government was working on the matter and asked the lecturers to return to work.The CS was flanked by Prof. Micheni Ntiba, Principal Secretary State Department for University Education and Research, Prof. Japhet Magambo, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dulacha Galgalo , Chairman of the University Council  and Prof. Chacha Nyaigoti Chacha Chairman Commission for University Education.