There is nothing like Virtual Graduation Ceremonies or Exams in Kenya, Education CAS
Dedan Kimathi University College has suffered a huge blow after the Kenyan Government banned virtual graduation ceremonies in Kenya.
Speaking on Thursday April 31, 2020, Education CAS Zack Kinuthia said that there is nothing like virtual exams or graduation ceremonies.
“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.”
Dedan Kimathi University’s Virtual Graduation Ceremony
Earlier on, details about Dedan Kimathi University’s plans to hold the first-ever virtual graduation ceremony had emerged.
According to the Daily Nation, the students had demanded a virtual graduation ceremony because they wanted their certificates so that they can move on with their lives.
“The students requested for the graduation ceremony because they wanted their certificates so that they can move on with their lives,” Vice-Chancellor Professor Ndirangu Kioni said.
The announcement by Dedan Kimathi University about its first-ever upcoming virtual graduation ceremony however attracted numerous complaints and backlashing especially from some students who felt like the cost was rather ballooned.
Some felt that the cost should be lowered given that they will not physically attend the ceremony.
The government has however supported the move by some universities to continue with learning through online lectures. However, they should not conduct online examinations at the end of the learning semester.