KUSO to stop Moi University graduation

Moi University graduationKUSO Chairman Fikirini Jacobs addressing the press in Kilifi

The Kenya University Students Organizations (KUSO) has vowed to stop the planned graduation at Moi University scheduled for Thursday 22nd should the issue of 700 students missing from the graduation list fail to be addressed.

KUSO is mulling at moving to court to have the Vice Chancellor removed over incompetence.

On July 17th the University posted a list of students expected to graduate on the 22nd but 700 names were left according to KUSO Chairman Fikirini Jacobs

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Speaking to the press in Kilifi Fikirini condemned the act by the Administration of the Moi University and issued a three days ultimatum to address the matter.

“We are expressing our displeasure because of the negligence of the Senate on the production and publication of the graduands list. And also the negligence of the same management on the issue of the School of Medicine where students are not to graduate simply because the results are there but the lecturers who are board members of the Senate are not there to approve   ;them,” said Fikirini

Most of the Students come from the school of business and School of Education, however students from the school of Medicine, Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology have not been approved to graduate since some of their lecturers who are Board Members of the Senate are on strike.

Fikirini said as KUSO they will also seek an injunction to bar the Vice Chancellor Prof Isaac Kosgei from accessing office since he has proved to be incompetent for the job.

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“Seven hundred students are lives of people who have struggled through thick and thin. It is public knowledge that the big universities in this Country take more than seven years for a student to graduate a four year course. Then a person who has taken all these years to study a course is here almost a week before the graduation is being told his name is not in the list and nothing is being done and nobody is taking responsibility,” he said.

 The list was again posted on July 24th but the 700 students did not feature again in the list.

“But sadly the Senate there after decided that they were not going to give another opportunity to these students to reconfirm and correct so that they can be captured in the graduands list,” he said.

Fikirini warned of a mass demonstration next week should the senate of the University fail to act.

He challenged Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago to be in the front line to make sure the students graduate.

Moi University Students Organization

President Moi University Students Organization (MUSO) Timothy Kemboi accused the University management for being reckless on handling the issues.

Kemboi said there were two graduations that were to be held by the University this year. The first one in August and the second one in December

Speaking on phone Kemboi said all efforts to get answers as to why the 700 students have not been included in the graduation list is fruitless.

“Most of these students come from school of Business and School of Education who were set to graduate in August. There is an ongoing strike in the college of health science for the past four months which has led to the resignation of the dean of school of medicine,” said Kemboi.

He added that the students from the school of medicine have been in school for 7 years and cleared their school fees and have all their marks as required by the University regulations.

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