KeMU is stable, says VC

The Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) Vice Chancellor (VC), Prof. Maurice Okoth has denounced claims that the university was on the verge of closure.

Speaking to the media at Main Campus in Meru on Thursday, Prof. Okoth reiterated that the new management that took charge in July last year was working round the clock to ensure quality education and training was guaranteed.

He confirmed that the institution had hitherto experienced financial management issues and not allegations doing rounds that the university was under investigation because of the quality of education.

Those alleging that the university is on the brink of closure are enemies who mean ill for the institution and the community. The institution has a Sh6 billion debt which was put into the restructuring of the university to save it from collapse, said the VC.

Okoth argued that the move to reduce the number of its campuses was meant to reduce financial deficit and promote efficiency.

He noted that the institution has a balanced management showing the face of Kenya which was a strength.

The smiling index for both our students and staff is now very high. Learning programmes are running smoothly, he said.

He announced that the university shall be holding a ceremony for their first cohort of medical doctors Monday, February 5 where 27 graduands of the 2011 class shall take their Oath.

The institution has a total student population of 8, 000 which the VC said could be more were it not for the reduced number of those joining university education countrywide.

Okoth took over from Prof. Henry Kiriamiti who was dismissed last year.

Source: Kenya News Agency