Several students at Kisii University will have to wait until March 2021 to graduate.
Those who missed out on this year’s graduation list protested the move saying the university management
had ignored their pleas.
The university will be holding it’s 8th graduation ceremony on December 18. The management has
already announced for a virtual graduation ceremony.
Last week in a meeting with final year students, university VC Prof John Akama called for calm saying
the institution plans to have double graduation ceremonies beginning next year; March and December.
“We should not worry because the next ceremony will be held in the next four months. This is not a
punishment but a move aimed at having a smooth transition.”
The university has been affected by the issue of missing marks where students have to struggle to even
get provisional transcripts.
Students in the Faculty of Education are the most affected. Normally more than 4,000 students from
Faculty graduate yearly.
However, less than 700 students in the school of Education have been listed for graduation.
“It is unfortunate that we are not to graduate despite having cleared the fees required for graduation. This
a punishment to some of us who had planned to proceed with our education by next year,” said Purity
Adhiambo, a finalist in the School of Social Arts.
By Oyominto Reporter