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Mass de-registration of students looms in Kenya’s oldest university

March 9, 2021

By Samuel Ouma

The University of Nairobi (UoN) has announced plans to de-register students who have overstayed in the institution.

To be de-registered are those whose studentship has expired, those whose studentship has been terminated by expulsion or discontinuation, those with unexplained failure to transit to the subsequent level, and those who interrupted their studentship by temporary withdrawal, postponement, or suspension.

The institution’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Prof. Julius Ogeng’o, said in a memo released on Monday that the decision was arrived at during a meeting held on August 26, 2020.

Prof.Ogeng’o said the de-registration process would be carried out under the Guidelines for Student Progression, 2020 that allows for termination of students’ progression and de-registration.

The exercise is set to start on March 22, 2021.

Kenya’s largest university has a total population of 84,000 students spread across various campuses around the country, and those set to be delisted are more than 5,600.

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