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UoN Students leaders ask first-years to skip admission.

University of Nairobi students leaders have asked all first year students and parents who are planning to report to the school on Monday not to do so.

This is after the University slapped students reporting for the September intake with triple accommodation fee.

In the revised accommodation fee structure, students who previously paid about Sh 2,700 per semester will now part with almost Sh 18,690.

The hostels were charged at Sh30, Sh28, and Sh26 per day for a whole semester, as student will be expected to pay Sh175 daily for a single room and and Sh144 for a room shared by two.

Speaking during a press conference on Friday, the students through their leader Nathan Kikwai expressed their dissatisfaction with the school adminstration, saying it was their Time to act as the University management ignored their aired grievances.

“As UNSA spokesman I want to tell all parents to stay at home or if there are coming they come and join the demonstration,” Kikwai said.

“I also want to tell first-years not to sign any binding agreement in the form that were sent so that we can engage with the adminstration after ensuring there is no enrollment goin on,” he added.

They further threatened to to disrupt the 65th graduation that will take place on September 24.

Student leaders from the University also planned to organize a major demonstration on Monday, September 20, 2021 to protest the new fee structure.

“Therefore, there will be a mass demonstration in all University of Nairobi campuses beginning from 20th September 2021,” read a notice from UNSA.

UON increased fee for degree courses like commerce, economics and law under the module || by up to 70 percent to about sh1 million for the four years.

Master courses like communication and MBA were increased to more than Sh600,000 for a two-year programme from an average of Sh275,000.

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