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Egerton students flush comrades from lecture rooms in demo – PHOTOS

Egerton University students staged demonstrations in Njoro campus to protest new exam fees imposed by the institution’s administration.

The students forced their way through the administration block shouting “Kahi must go”. Prof Alexander Kahi is the deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of academic affairs.

Egerton University students outside the main administration block on September 29, 2017. PHOTO | NATION
Egerton University students outside the main administration block on September 29, 2017. PHOTO | NATION

The protesting students paralysed learning after flushing their colleagues from lecture rooms to join them. They later poured out to the main road  in Njoro town.

The students claim the university recently imposed high fees on students sitting supplementary examinations.

According to the student leader, Cylus Makoha the students union had tried to solve the issue diplomatically with the administration without success.

PHOTO | NATION
PHOTO | NATION

“The amount being charged is too much for a student. We had spoken to the school administration and had even written letters to complain against the same, but so far they have done nothing to solve the situation,” he said.

The supplementary exams are scheduled to begin Monday.

“There is a lot of laxity from the administration. Whereas the examinations are supposed to begin next week, we still have an exam timetable,” Ian Gatere, the union’s Director Academics said.

The demo came barely a month after the campus reopened for a new semester.