Travel ban on academics retrogressive

Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang speaks during a requiem mass at Moi Girls School, Nairobi, on September 14, 2017. The ministry has instituted a travel ban on vice-chancellors of public universities and principals of constituent colleges. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The academics’ union must intervene to restore the dignity of academic staff or forever risk irrelevance.
  • The travel ban offends the autonomy that universities should ordinarily enjoy.

For two weeks now, academics cannot leave the country for any reason.

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