UON Lectures Strike as Students set to Return

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The University Academic Staff Union (UASU) on Thursday, October 8, dispatched a strike at the University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences, over the disappointment by the business to pay clinical remittances to scholarly staff at the school, days after college returning.

UASU Secretary General Constantine Wasonga told columnists that the target of the strike was to guarantee a quick restoration of their clinical recompenses.

“Scholarly staff censure the one-sided withdrawal of installment of the clinical recompenses by the University of Nairobi in complete negligence of business and work misfortune,” Wasonga expressed.

The instructors expressed that the University would not deliver graduates (clinical specialists, medical attendant and drug specialists) this year if the administration neglected to satisfy their needs.

“This will have extensive impacts in the Covid-19 pandemic, and will crash the general medical services inclusion plan of the current government,” they expressed.

The scholastic staff expressed that the strike was because of the careless move by the business to pull back the stipends.

Toward the beginning of September, the staff had given a strike notice.

Wasonga expressed that the speakers were welcomed for a gathering by the conciliator and guaranteed that their issue would be arranged, however after a month their requests were yet to be met.

The strike came days after University understudies continued ordinary classes on October 5, 2020, following a mandate gave by the Ministry of Education.

Then, Grade 4, Class 8 and Form 4 understudies are relied upon to continue learning on Monday, October 12, with KCPE assessments expected to begin on March 22, 2021 and end on March 24, 2021.

KCSE tests are likewise booked to begin on March 25, 2021 and end on April 16, 2021.

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