Presbyterian University of East Africa (PUEA) has defended its decision to continue recruiting new students although its licence was revoked in January this year.

In a report to the CS, the Commission for University Education (CUE) recommended that the letter of interim authority awarded to the university in 2007 be revoked, citing unpaid arrears on salaries and allowances and lack of adequate resources to meet its obligations.

The VC John Mungania defended his decision saying the institution is free to recruit students for its various academic programmes as it awaits a report from a special advisory committee to know the students’ fate.

“Following an appeal against the revocation of the letter of interim authority in January 2018, the university has continued to operate normally as per its mandate,” said Prof Mungania.

“Currently, there are both government and privately sponsored students studying harmoniously in the university,” he added.

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