By Ken De Rono
Following the accreditation of some engineering courses in Dedan Kimathi, UoN,JUAT and Kenyatta universities by the engineers board a few days ago, Technical University of Kenya has been locked out yet again. This has led to a series of strike by the TUK students that has affected the normal learning activity at the university. The strike loomed to its second day with students causing some massive destruction that led to GSU officers deployment and temporary closure today afternoon.
Students have accused the vice chancellors Prof. Aduol for failing to fight for students future career path that has led to the renowned university that was once branch of UoN to fail recognition. This however, has been seen in many dimensions as some view it as political since prof. Oduol with other professors are pushing for the Technicians and Technologists bill that will see the board share its powers. This has been seen as a threat by the Engineers Board consequently the failed accreditation. According to the board, the universities that failed to register their courses failed to meet their standards. Universities in Kenya offering engineering courses have been looking towards to the recognition of the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK).
The accreditation of some courses in KU and Kimathi has been deemed unfair and TUK students are thus crying foul going to the fact that it has for many years been producing some of the best professionals in the field today.
Ken De Rono is a student at Technical University of Kenya and Kenyayote ambassador