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Professors now demand Sh1.5m monthly pay - 3 weeks ago, 22:25

Ouma Wanzala

University lecturers have renewed the push to increase their pay in proposals that will see professors’ pay jump five-fold to Sh1.5 million.

The demand sets the stage for a fresh confrontation with their cash-strapped employers.

The lecturers want their salaries doubled and other perks including house, baggage, relocation, book and academic allowances enhanced.

Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu) has forwarded this proposal to a task force formed by the Public Service Commission (PSC) to review terms of service for staff working in State corporations.

The push for additional pay comes as universities struggle to meet their obligations following reduced student intake, adversely affecting the lucrative parallel degree programmes in which students paid fees based on market rates.

Public university lecturers in March last year resumed a nationwide strike over low pay, nearly three months after ending a similar protest.

Uasu Secretary-General Constantine Wasonga in the proposal said, on average, a Kenyan lecturer is paid 50 percent ...
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