University of Nairobi suspends all parallel programs

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The University’s council scrapped a clause that established self-sponsorship programme. The council’s chairperson said the move was aimed at cutting unnecessary expenditure. Staff under the programme will be redeployed to other areas of their training within UoN. Centre for Self-Sponsored Programmes bank accounts will remain active despite suspension. The council said suspending the project would in no way affect normal operations of the institution

The University of Nairobi (UoN) has suspended its self-sponsored programmes in a bid to cut costs. The new measure takes course immediately. In a letter dated Monday, November, 25, the University Council’s Chairperson Julia Ojiambo said the decision was arrived at following a meeting held on Tuesday, November 19.

According to the chairperson, the establishment and functions of the Centre for Self-Sponsored Programmes were discussed in detail, and the decision to suspend the programme popularly referred to as parallel was reached.

“The council resolved to revoke Statute XXXV which established CESSP. The decision does not hamper any operations of the university in any way,” she stated.

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The council assured that it had a well laid out plan to counter likely disorientation especially of staff who worked under CESSP.

“The staff members under CESSP will be humanely redeployed into mainstream services of the university. They will be assigned duties that match their training,” the chairperson assured via the letter. On finances under the now obsolete docket, Ojiambo said banking facilities designated to the programme would continue to be operated by assigned and recognised signatories.

“All activities previously under CESSP will also be re-designated to other organs of the institution. The Council takes this opportunity to reassure the university fraternity the institution’s functions and all her services will continue to be discharged seamlessly,” Ojiambo added.

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