Two PHD graduands are among 6,666 persons who will be graduating at Mount Kenya University (MKU) during their 16th graduation ceremony tomorrow.
The ceremony whose theme will be ‘the role of universities in enhancing sustainable development through community outreach’ will be graced by Prof Raymond Macharia, an educationist and researcher at the University of London while Dr Charles Mulli, the CEO and founder Milly Children’s Home will give a key note address.
The ceremony will be presided by the University Chancellor, Prof. John Struthers.
According to MKU Vice Chancelllor Stanley Waundo, the institution has continued to make contributions to the societies and communities in the region.
“The University will be releasing 6,666 skilled graduates to the job market for both formal employment and self -employment opportunities. The graduands are from Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda amongst other nationalities where MKU has footprints either physically or through online education,” he said.
According to the security arrangements committee, Journalists and graduands who will not follow the laid down security arrangements during the graduation ceremony will be kicked out of the graduation pavilion.
The committee chaired by Thika West Assistant County Commissioner I, David Tegutura and assisted by Thika West Deputy Sub-County Commander, Bernard Ayoo, noted that in previous occasion, scribes and graduands have compromised the security during such events by breaching arrangements.
While briefing graduands on the security arrangements at MKU Happy Valley Graduation Pavilion, Tegutura urged journalists to be at designated press ‘gallery’ where they would be expected to be controlled. He said they would not be allowed to move around recklessly.
He urged all the attendants to maintain their own security by not going to isolated areas.
“You should remain sited where you are designated to be with your friends, relatives and companions,” Tegutura told the graduands.
Ayoo said it would be very unfortunate for a graduand to come to graduation, only to sleep in police cell.