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Students' rights and academic freedom in Kenya's public universities

Nduko, James

Abstract:
On November 23,1997 the First National Students Conference was held in Nairobi. The outcome of this forum, the formation of KENASU, the Kenya National Students Union, will test the government's commitment to "democratization," while the conference itself was the launching pad for a future strong student movement in Kenya. This article places the Conference and the formation of KENASU in the context of the Kenyan students' long struggle for the right to organize.

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Chapter Title: Students' rights and academic freedom in Kenya's public universities
Book Title: A thousand flowers: social struggles against structural adjustment in African universities
Edited by: Silvia Federici, George Caffentzis, Ousseina Alidou
City: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: Africa World Press
No. of Pages: 207-214


Date:2000
Document Type:Chapter in Book (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Students
Country:Kenya
Keywords:Student Activism, State and Higher Education, Kenya, Academic Freedom, Student Financial Aid, State Control


File Size:43 KB
Rights:Permission to reproduce this chapter was granted by the editors.
Date Added:25 July 2007


Nduko, James (2000). Students' rights and academic freedom in Kenya's public universities. In Silvia Federici, George Caffentzis, Ousseina Alidou (eds), A thousand flowers: social struggles against structural adjustment in African universities Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 207-214