In Summary
  • Council chairman Paul Kanyari said other students will be distributed to Rwandan universities.
  • Education CS Matiang'i directed Jkuat and KU to close their campuses in Rwanda and Tanzania.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has finally shut down its Rwanda campus, with some students set to transferred to its Juja campus in Kiambu County.

Council chairman Paul Kanyari said other students will be distributed to Rwandan universities under the credit transfer programme, while others who wish to pursue their studies through open distance learning programme will be allowed to do so.

However, Prof Kanyari declined to disclose the number of students affected by the closure.

"The winding up of the institution is in compliance with government directive," he said.

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
The closure of the institution followed a series of meetings between the management, Rwanda’s Higher Education Council, students and staff at the campus on Thursday.

Higher Education Council executive director Emmanuel Muvunyi said the purpose of the meetings was to agree on exit strategies.

Kenyatta University, which also invested Sh370 million in its Rwanda campus, is shopping for a buyer of its property after failing to admit students.

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