Society / Education
Thursday, 01 Dec 2016 13:17 EATnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.com
More than 500 students of Moi University who were on the verge of being blocked from graduation due to a technical hitch have until Monday to register for the December 16 event. The students, who had finished their degree requirements, had initially been told that they couldn’t graduate as some of their course marks were “missing”.
However, a number of students who spoke to the Kenya Free Press on Tuesday said the university had received their course marks in good time, and that the delay in entering their names for the compilation of the Graduation List was caused by inept administration clerks and deans offices.
Several affected students from the university’s campuses who had travelled to the Main Campus in Eldoret yesterday to seek audience with the vice chancellor and other officials were elated to receive a favourable hearing from the administrators who announced an extension of the registration deadline to Monday December 5.
“We have been informed that a new List is being compiled and all students who have completed their programmes will be allowed to graduate,” said one student who confirmed that her name was entered on the List yesterday afternoon, after having been blocked initially. The student reported that some of her classmates also had their names entered yesterday while others planned to follow up the matter until Monday when the List will be closed.
The administration’s decision averted potential unrest over the graduation, as a number of students had planned to stage a protest to the office of cabinet secretary for education Fred Matiangi if yesterday’s meetings at the Main Campus ended in impasse.
We have also learnt that one of the deans whose school was most affected by the crisis, Dr Ruth Tubey of the School of Human Resource Development, handled some complaints personally and assured the students that the hitches that marked their registration would be addressed.