Government Dims the Idea of Virtual Graduation For Universities

National Employment Authority

The Novel COVID-19 saw the government put stringent measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Schools, universities, and tertiary institutions were forced to shut down indefinitely following a government directive and it has been two months of no learning. Parents have been forced to resort to technology to keep their children up to date with the syllabus as the government announced it has no plans to extend the national exams.

CS Magoha also announced that soon that in a months time schools will be reopened. Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) Deputy Director Olive Mbuthia, on Thursday, assured parents and candidates that exams will be tested according to the syllabus covered, encouraging everyone to continue learning despite their environment. Nothing much has been said about universities until a local daily revealed that one of the public universities is planning on holding a virtually.

COVID-19 cut short the lives of undergraduates who were eager to jump into the real world to make a name for themselves. Waiting for over two months has somehow taken a toll on their patients, but the government has dismissed plans of virtual graduation.

“There is nothing like virtual exams or graduation. Universities should come up with ways of ensuring students learn virtually but interrupted graduations should be deferred for now,” said CAS Kinuthia.

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology will be forced to shelve its idea to hold a virtual graduation ceremony for its students in two weeks. According to their Vice-Chancellor Prof Ndirangu Kioni, the students requested for the virtual graduation ceremony because they wanted their certificates as soon as possible so they can move on.