Moi university has scrapped 30 departments following the directive by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha.
The institution is said to be struggling with a whooping ksh 2.7 Bn debt even as the ministry gave a directive to institutions of higher learning to organise their number of faculties vis a vis the availability of lecturers.
“We have proposed introduction of tenure tracks while also systematically easing off many non-core staff on contracts,” Said Magoha
Vice Chancellor Prof. Isaac Kosgey further said that the move is meant to improve the efficiency in provision of education.
“We are placing academic staff in the faculties where they are best qualified. These changes will be a game changer as it will ensure efficiency and cut costs,” said prof. Kosgey.
Following the move,the Communication department has been coupled with Publishing and Media Studies while Literature has been brought together with Linguistics department.
It has been reported the decision was struck on Tuesday amid reports of resentment from a section of lecturers.
The dons in the university have also been shuffled in accordance with their qualifications in undergraduate,Master’s and PhD levels.
Should the aggrieved lecturers strike, students will yet again count days of dimmed academic progress, something that has made students prolong their days in the Kesses-based university.