Egerton University Announces Date for the Virtual Graduation Ceremony

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Egerton University will hold its 42nd Graduation Ceremony through a virtual platform on 31 July 2020. To ensure a smooth graduation process and enhance the accuracy and speed of processing of certificates, the university has requested the prospective graduands to observe the following and strictly adhere to the specified deadlines.

Confirmation of Examination Results

The university has directed all students to confirm their examination results by contacting their respective dean’s offices. This is an exercise which started on Monday 6th July. The students can also be able to access their results through the students portal.

Application for Graduation

All prospective graduands are required to apply for the graduation online through their students portal. They are required to apply for clearance at the Finance office through the portal in a section marked ‘Clearance Application’ by next week Monday 13th July 2020.

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Once they have been cleared by the finance department, the graduands are also required to apply for graduation under the section ‘Graduation Application’ by Friday next week, 17th July 2020.

Payment of Graduation and Alumni Fees

The university has also revised the mandatory fees for the occasion. Due to the fact that this will be a virtual graduation ceremony and no one will be able to attend it physically, the institution has waived the fees for hiring the graduation attire and only needs students to pay up for graduation and alumni fees. PhD students will be required to pay up to 6,000 shillings, Masters students 5,000 shillings and Bachelor/Diploma 4,500 shillings.

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The graduation ceremony will be one of the newly designed ways of going about education activities amid the corona virus pandemic. On 12th June 2020, Sagwa Caleb, an MSc student of Animal Breeding & Genomics – Faculty of Agriculture (FOA) in the same institution was the first to defend his thesis online.

Sponsored by the Centre of Excellence for Livestock Innovation and Business (CoELIB) Mr. Sagwa defended his thesis on “Optimizing Breeding Dairy Cattle Systems Incorporating Reproductive Technologies (Multiple Ovulation & Embryo Transfer & Artificial Insemination), Protein Yield and Mastitis Resistance” – a thesis that seeks to offer an alternative breeding goal that incorporates milk quality traits and reproductive technologies.

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The thesis was presented before a team consisting of the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture (FOA) – Prof. Abdul Faraj, supervisors, representative Quality Assurance, faculty representative, internal examiner, and the Senate representative with the DVC (AA) Prof. Alexander K. Kahi auditing the defense session.

The university will publish the final graduation list on the 24th of July 2020. Magazine Reel will also publish the graduation list, therefore be sure to visit here more often to catch up with the latest from your university.

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