UoN To Compensate Students Who Studied ‘Useless Degree.’ Court Rules.

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Seventy five students who pursued engineering degrees that have not been approved have received compensation in court.

The students had received engineering

degrees from the Technical University of

Kenya even though they had enlisted

with the University of Nairobi. The degrees had not been approved by the Engineers Board of Kenya.

The students were admitted between 2009

and 2011, when Kenya Polytechnic which later became Technical University of Kenya was a constituent college of the University of Nairobi.

Now, they have been awarded Sh. 15 million in compensation by the High Court. The students had told the High Court that they had been unable to find

work despite having completed the degree program.

“I am therefore in agreement with the petitioners that they were students of the UoN and were entitled to be awarded degrees by the university in the absence

of any legal provisions transferring the responsibility of awarding degree certificates to the TUK,” Justice James Makau ruled. The judge further ruled that

TUK must forward their names to the University of Nairobi, so that the students can be included in the list of the university’s next graduates.

“In the circumstances I find that the TUK

and the UoN violated the petitioners’

legitimate expectation that the degree

certificates to be awarded to them

would be from the UoN and not any

other university,” the court further ruled.

The ruling comes barely months after

local universities were criticized for offer

what was termed as useless degrees in

Kenya due to lack of proper

accreditation and lack of market.

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