The Education Ministry has dealt a major blow to perennial student leaders after introducing the 2016 Universities (Amendment) Act.
The law, which was recently signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, stipulates that a university student leader will hold office for a one-year term and be eligible for re-election only once.
The new law also disqualifies a person who has served as a member of the student council of a university for two terms from being elected to the same position at any other university in Kenya.
The Act is one of the many radical reform measures that Education CS Fred Matiang’i has promised to implement in the university sector.
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