Multimedia University has been closed indefinitely. The institution closed today after students went on a rampage following the decision by the University staff employees to boycott duty.
The students were viewed disorderly along Magadi road where they tried to interfere with traffic prompting the decision made by the University staff employees.
According to the internal memo, all students were given up to 6 pm today 15th September 2021 to vacuate the premises.
The staff employees of the institution decided to put down their tools on Monday 13th of September due to failure to implement the 2017-2021 collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
Learning activities and other general operations within the university were paralysed consequently leading the student rampage.
The staff employees’ and university professors’ in their letter demanded full implementation of the 2017 to 2021 collective bargaining agreement implemented (CBA).
The staff employees reported that it has taken a whose since they last inquired about the CBS and yet up to date no response has been given.
The employee promised to resume duty only when the money is recovered but if not all activities shall be at a standstill within the organization.
They (staff employees) further accused the University management of boycotting meetings that were scheduled to air their grievances.
The decision of the staff employees to desert duty and student rampage thereafter which has led to the closure of the institution is a big blow to students following the outbreak of Covid-19 in March last year which led to the closure of all learning institutions for more than 9 months.
On Monday this week, the University of Kabianga was also closed indefinitely when students went on a rampage due to increased fees.
All continuing students that is second, third and fourth years were asked to leave the University premises until further notice. Only first-year students were left in the institution and they are on with learning.