Students who graduated from Mount Kenya University in previous years but were unable to get their diplomas owing to a lack of money will finally be able to rejoice.
This comes after the institution’s Board of Directors declared that they had paid all penalties and that students may obtain their diplomas for free.
MKU founder Simon Gicharu made the news on Friday during the institution’s 23rd graduation.
He said that the Covid-19 epidemic exacerbated the problem of uncollected certificates.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to announce a waiver of all the fines. We have written off the Sh80 million and all past students can now come and collect their certificates without having to pay a cent,” Gicharu said.
He said the board came up with the decision in order to allow students to endeavour in their careers.
“True to the university motto ‘Unlocking Infinite Possibilities’ we don’t want to be the hinderance towards unlocking the infinite possibilities for you,” he said.
6,108 students have graduated from the institution after successfully completing their studies.
Out of these, 3,138 were male graduates while 2,970 were female.
MKU Vice Chancellor Deo Jaganyi acknowledged the support accorded to the graduates by parents, guardians, sponsors, staff among others during their studies.
He said the University has remained resilient and has continued to strive to enrol students in various academic programs.
“In the January-April and May-August 2023 semesters, the university registered 54,138 and 54,522 students respectively. This is a clear testimony that MKU has over the years established its niche and maintained quality education,” Jaganyi said.
He added that the institution has also continued to attract both local and international students.
Gicharu challenged the graduates to be the architects of their destiny and always carry the invaluable lessons and experiences they have gained from MKU.