Egerton University, Main Campus students have been instructed to pay Ksh 17,000 in order to resume with their studies for the second semester of the academic year 2019-2020.
According to the administration, the money imposed on the 8,000 students is to cater for the repair of the damages caused by the students’ unrest witnessed on December 4, 2019.
Administration Police have been deployed at the gate of the institution to see to it that students that only students that have paid the damage fee are allowed into their rooms. A huge number of students have been stranded at the gate of the institution based in Njoro.
Students have taken to social media to vent out their frustrations and anger on the University claiming that the fee is too much and unfair. According to a student whose identity we can not reveal, the directive issued by the administration of the university states that any student who will not have paid the fee by Monday will not be allowed to sit exams and thus lead to automatic deferment. Students in their 2nd and 3rd year have been issued a one-year suspension.