Dedan Kimathi University to hold Kenya's first virtual graduation
The Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) is set to hold a virtual graduation ceremony for its students in two weeks, becoming the first Kenyan institution of higher learning to do so.
This comes amid a ban on public gatherings due to Covid-19.
Vice Chancellor Prof Ndirangu Kioni said the move follows requests from students.
"The students requested for the graduation ceremony because they wanted their certificates so that they can move on with their lives," he said.
The virtual event that will be held on May 8 will see 1,777 students graduate in its 9th ceremony.
"The University Senate resolved to hold a virtual graduation in keeping with our student-centric approach. It was to ensure that we keep our promise to the students and graduands of DeKUT of timely completion of studies," he said.