Rise in suspension and expulsions of students raises fears

Union leaders speak to protesting students outside Pwani University in October 2019. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • In the return of what looks like arbitrary suspensions and expulsions, at least 10 presidents of various university student associations have been sent home this year.

  • While some of the expulsions and suspensions are justified, in a number of cases, flimsy grounds have been used to punish the students.

When Pwani University Students Association (Pusa) Chairperson Jacobs Fikirini led students in a protest in October, he believed he was using a legitimate means to air student grievances.

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