The Pan Africa Christian University has announced a pay cut for its staff effective May to August 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Muthwili in a memo to staff said the pandemic has affected the institution’s revenue collection.
Muthwili said since administrative staff who are not able to join in the teaching staff in May-August, trimester will be assigned minimum workload, they will be paid a 20 per cent of salary each month in this period.
The vice-chancellor, however, said that “the unpaid April 2020, salaries shall be deferred for further review as normalcy returns. All part of the salary that remains unpaid for May through August 2020 is not considered for deferral,” said
She said every member of staff will be required to sign an acceptance letter, adding that the intervention will be reviewed continuously.
The university has also suspended the recruitment of new staff until the end of December 2020.
Payment of leave allowance has also been suspended until further notice.
The institution joins a number of private and public universities that have announced pay cuts for staff following the closure of the institutions in March.
At the University of Nairobi, Vice-Chancellor Stephen Kiama requested staff to decide the percentage of a pay cut they were willing to take.
“I request all staff of the university to participate in the voluntary salary cuts by completing an attached consent form and submit it to the office of the director, corporate affairs,” said Prof Kiama in a memo dated April 24.
Similar communications have been dispatched to staff at the Technical University of Mombasa, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology and the Technical University of Kenya.