had told the judge the merger will disrupt learning and convolute the courses taken by students.
has sued Prof Magoha and Attorney-General Kariuki Kihara in the case that will be heard on August 1.
Secretary-General Constantine Wasonga in a letter to Clerk of the National Assembly dated July 17, said the public should debate the issue before the State implements any university merger."Universities academic staff are, therefore, extremely concerned that the proposed mergers of public universities are either aligned with any national educational policy goal or principle," said Dr Wasonga in the petition the Parliament has received.
To do away with this inconsistency, Uasu
has proposed that the anomaly be corrected to accommodate all graduate assistants at public universities.
Prof Mbithi was asked by the council to take compulsory leave to allow investigations over corruption allegations levelled against him by the Universities Academic Staff Union-Nairobi chapter (Uasu
), who demanded he resigns or be forced out of office.
University and Academic Staff Union (UASU
) Constantino Wasonga says the delayed disbursement continue to pose threat that could halt operations in universities as some rely on loans to run.
CLAIMSAs Prof Mbithi seeks re-appointment, the Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu
) accuse him of incompetence.Uasu further accuses him of spending Sh20 million on his office furniture at a time when the institution is in "financial distress".
boss Constantine Wasonga said some courses are flooded but have limited opportunities in the job market.
At the same time, the Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu
) opposed the merger plan, saying it was punitive and risked undermining higher education.
'The audit report fully vindicates Uasu
. Unions have been saying that financial mismanagement is rampant public universities, with adverse effects on the welfare of universities' academic staff,' Wasonga said after a National Executive Council meeting at a Nairobi hotel.
The Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu
) has asked the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to issue guidelines for talks with public universities, saying time is running out.