The University of Nairobi (UoN) has delivered on its promise and are set to readmit students who were expelled on various grounds.
Addressing the University fraternity last week, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama noted that in the spirit of our corporate value of care and the need to add value on people, the Senate of the UoN recently approved guidelines on Pardon of students who have been expelled for various offenses.
Prof. Kiama noted that the guidelines provides the pathway for expelled students to rejoin the University community upon pardon and continue with their studies.
As for the delays being experienced by governments sponsored students in receipt of HELB loans and bursaries
, the VC said that they have engaged HELB to address the issue.
“I want to appeal to the students not to lose hope. We look forward to processing more registrations once the issue is sorted out”, he noted.
On the issue of students expelled on various grounds and their re-admission, Prof. Kiama said he wants to reform young people and tap into their skills so that they can contribute positively to the nation.
Back in July, the VC had asked the Senate to review cases of suspended students with a view to readmitting them to complete their studies.
He promised students who will have shown remorse for their actions and commit to uphold the rule of law that they will be pardoned and supported to complete their studies.
Prof. Kiama also asked the senate to appoint a committee to review regulations on student discipline and come up with new approaches aimed at correcting and reforming wayward behaviors.
He noted that punishments meted on students should not be destructive but helpful to the students to overcome their weaknesses.