technical university of mombasa strike, Over 300 Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) students took to the streets on Monday in protest of the ongoing lecturers strike.
Business came to a standstill for hours near the university’s main campus in Mombasa as the students demonstrated.
The learners said the government should end the stalemate with immediate effect in order for them to resume classes.
Led by the university’s students union secretary general Cyrus Nderitu, the students called on the government to negotiate and implement the collective agreement signed by both parties.
They also gave the government a three-day ultimatum to find a solution to the problem, threatening to close down the institution.ADVERTISEMENT
Nderitu noted that about 13, 000 students at the main campus, 600 in Kwale and 400 in Lamu have also been affected by the strike.
“We will advise our students to go back home because we cannot continue suffering in school without being taught,” he said, as quoted by the Nation.
He further noted that learning has been paralysed at the institution for close to three weeks.
“We have been here for three weeks and we have not been taught. Lecturers have boycotted (classes) and the environment is very dirty,” he added.