I am a keen follower of all the articles you keep on posting in your telegram wall. Thank you for keeping us informed.
Mine was to request you to highlight the plea and suffering of Part-time lectures/tutors contracted by
It has been over 1 year since I and other finished up lecturing, set up exams and marked them. The students are going to graduate towards the end of November; while the personnel who empowered them with the knowledge have never been given any cent.
There are some who even go for more than 2 years without receiving any payment. Imagine the sacrifice one has undergo to either borrow money so as to commute to the campus.
We are stressed beyond the normal levels and out hopes have been crushed.
One doesn’t have an answer when their family members inquire about what is happening at the place of work.
It is even hard to answer the question of payment when one is asked by a family member. If you tell someone that you haven’t been paid, they wonder how.
Imagine a student can’t be allowed to sit for exams in case he/she has arrears. Also on graduation there is a minimum of Ksh4500 and above one has to pay depending with the course which one undertook.
Our question as Kibabii lecturers is this?
Why should they take part time lectures in cycles and they are just normal citizens who as hustling to make ends meet?
‘Stick and Carrot’ diplomacy
The university lies to lecturers by keeping their hopes high.
They do this by issuing appointment letter to them at the end of an exam period. This is to create an impression that they are going to pay you anytime soon and as such one lowers their pressure on payments.