Moi University Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Laban Ayiro yesterday maintained that the institution is qualified to offer law degree programmes. Speaking during the university’s 35th graduation ceremony in Uasin Gishu county, he termed as unfortunate the decision by Council of Legal Education (CLE) to stop the university from offering the courses despite meeting all the conditions.
He said the university has fully complied with all the requirements demanded by CLE during past assessments in 2015 and 2016. “We have fulfilled all the demands they had raised during the past assessment and it disheartens that we are still not in the list of public and private universities fit to teach law,” he said.
Ayiro was reacting to a public notice dated December 19, from the CLE removing Moi University from a list of nine institutions approved to teach law in the country. CLE chief executive Wanjala Kulundu-Bitonya listed 10 institutions except Moi University which has been engaged in legal battle with the council since 2015.
He said the university put up a three-storey modern 800 metres square library at the school of law. The VC further said that the building has four lecture halls, four seminar halls and two moot courts.
“We have fulfilled all the demands they had raised during the past assessment and it disheartens that we are still not in the list of public and private universities fit to teach law,” he said.
The ceremony was attended by the university Chancellor Prof Miriam Were, the chairman of university council Dr Jeremiah ole Koshal, Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno and Deputy President William Ruto’s mother Sarah Samoei among other dignitaries.