More than 6,500 graduands graduated at Mount Kenya University (MKU) during the institution’s 21st graduation ceremony held last Friday, an increase of four per cent compared to 6,239 who were feted during the December 2021 event.
The event was held at the Mwai Kibaki Convention Centre in the university’s main campus in Thika town, under the theme: The role of universities in peace building for socio-economic development.
MKU Vice-chancellor, Prof Deo Jaganyi, said out of the total 6,507 graduands, 3,517 were men while 2,990 (forty six per cent) were women. Among these were six Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree; 251 masters, 89 Postgraduate Diplomas; 4,534 Bachelor’s Degrees; 1,273 Diplomas; and 354 Certificate holders.
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“This has been possible through the tireless efforts of various directorates, not to mention the fact that the university has established its niche in offering competitive programmes in the thirteen schools,” said the VC.
The institution currently has 40,274 continuing students making it the largest private university in the region and one of the top five institutions by population nationally.
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Further, Jaganyi noted that the student leaders’ elections held early this year were successfully conducted in an electoral system that was all-inclusive, credible and transparent across all MKU campuses.
“The elected student leaders have since been appropriately inducted, trained and incorporated into the university management system as stakeholders. They have also spear-headed the leadership of students’ co-curricular activities like games, sports, clubs and religious organisations,” he added.
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