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University of Nairobi Suspends Agency in charge of Self-Sponsored Programmes

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By Whispers Correspondent

The University of Nairobi (UoN) Council has scrapped the agency in charge of self-sponsored programmes at the institution as part of austerity measures.

The Council Chair Prof. Julia Ojiambo, in a letter released Monday, stated that the decision follows a meeting held on November 19, 2019 in which the establishment and functions of the Centre for Self-Sponsored Programmes (CESSP) were deliberated.

Circular by University of Nairobi Council Chair Professor Julia Ojiambo
University of Nairobi |Photo File

According to Prof. Ojiambo, the Council hence resolved to revoke Statute XXXV under which CESSP is established noting that the decision “does not, in any way, hamper the operations of the university.”

“All staff under the Centre for Self-Sponsored Programmes (CESSP) will be humanely re-deployed into the mainstream services of the University and be assigned duties and responsibilities in line with their training,” reads the letter.

The Council boss further stated that banking facilities designated to the programme shall continue to be operated by duly recognized signatories, adding that all activities previously under the programme will also be re-designated to other organs of the institution.

“The Council therefore wishes to take this opportunity to reassure the university fraternity that university functions and all her services will continue to be discharged seamlessly,” stated Prof. Ojiambo.

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