TUM students move to court to block upcoming graduation

Technical University of Mombasa./COURTESY

Six students from Technical University of Mombasa have moved to court seeking orders to block  the University graduation ceremony scheduled  for the 20th of November.

The six students Samuel Barasa, George Ray, Justus Korir, Kerin Kalovwe and Eunice Katambu told the court that their names have not been included in the 2019 graduation list without any valid or justifiable reason and therefore they want the graduation stopped and the university administration ordered to include their names.

Student’s counsel Wandera Odindiki denied allegations by the University that his clients have fee arrears, have not attended industrial attachment as required by the institution and some had pending course work.

Odindiki said the decision by the University will require the students to wait for another year to graduate yet they have fulfilled the basic minimum standards for the award of their various degree and diplomas.

“I ask court to compel the university and it is administration by mandatory orders to include the names of six students in the 2019 graduation list “said Odindiki.

The university counsel Wachira Guguyo said that the students failed to satisfy the Technical University of Mombasa’s financial management policy requirement, academic requirements, and did not meet the set deadline in aid of the preparation of the 2019 graduation.

But Odindiki said the students went for industrial attachment but they did not fill a log book since there were not enough in the institution during that time but they improvised the log book and had a recommendation from the institution where they attended the industrial attachment.

Justice Erick Ogola has allowed the university to continue with the ceremony preparations pending the ruling slated for the 14th of November.