Restructuring of University of Nairobi (UoN) faculties and Departments is set to resume after the university’s management and the University Academic Staff Union reached an agreement.
The lecturers’ union has consequently withdrawn a court case that had sought to stop the abolishing of some colleges and faculties.
Six months ago, the University of Nairobi announced that it had rendered some 24 colleges redundant.
The University Academic Staff Union however moved to court, arguing that the proposed changes had neither policy framework nor transitional guidelines for the current governance structure.
The UON management led by Vice-chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama and the University Academic Staff Union met over the restructuring stalemate and resolved to continue with the restructuring on condition that no union member will lose their job.
UON Vice chancellor Prof. Kiama says the restructuring aims to make the university relevant and faculties more efficient.
Some of the positions that are likely to be abolished include five offices of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors which will now be replaced by two positions of Associate Vice Chancellors.
The institution expects the structural interventions to result in shorter decision turnaround time and greater fiscal discipline.