Rongo University lays off 137 employees due to inadequate funding
137 of Rongo University lecturers and non-teaching staff have been laid off as the institution begins restructuring.
In a statement, Rongo university Vice-Chancellor prof Samuel Gudu announced that the move had been necessitated by reduced capitation from the national government and harsh economic environment that has driven the university into financial crunch.
Prof Gudu said capitation from the National Government has remained constant over the last few years despite the rising cost of running the university over the same period.
He said the reduction in the number of self-sponsored students since 2016 has seen finances dwindle.
Those laid off will be pocketing good money to enable the start their lives
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