Daystar University had Kenyans talking after it recently published an ad on a local newspaper requesting parents to attend a meeting at the institution.
“The Chairman of Daystar University Council and the Ag. Vice Chancellor invites all parents of Daystar University students to a General Meeting to be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Athi River Campus, Amphitheatre starting 10: 00 AM” read part of the notice.
Because most students are over 18 years, they are considered old enough to make independent decisions regarding their lives or reason with a University’s management over issues.
Besides, some of the students are parents themselves or are “too old” for their parents to make decisions on their behalf.
“For a 18-year-old student it makes sense, but what of a 35-year-old one?” one of the social media users asked.
The meeting was called to address the worsening relationship between the University administration and the students.
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In December 2017, Daystar University students took to the streets to demonstrate against what they referred to as an unjust administration, the poor state of facilities, and a tuition hike.
The students strike led to the University’s Vice-Chancellor Prof. Timothy Wachira being sent on leave so that the issues raised against him by students leaders are investigated.