Egerton University is expected to pay sh.250,000 to a student as compensation for delayed graduation on accounts of missing marks.
Mr. Simon Okworo Habu proceeded to court last year claiming that the university had refused to include him in the graduation list over missing grades and also having a huge fee balance.
According to Mr. Okwaro, he joined the university in 2010 picking a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education and Extension program.
The court finally declared Mr. Okwaro qualified for graduation after years of struggling to sharpen his skills.
Justice Rachael Ngetich called upon the university to ensure the compensation is made and that Okwaro is allowed to graduate during the next graduation ceremony.
Ms. Ngetich ruling talks about the mental torture and hardship that nipped on the petitioner, stating that Mr. Okwaro wasn’t to blame for the missing marks.
“It is no doubt that the petitioner has been inconvenienced by the delayed graduation, there is no doubt that he may have lost employment opportunities and the delay has subjected him to mental torture and hardship. For what the petitioner has been subjected to due to the fault of the respondent, he deserves general damages as prayed in the plaint,” read a part of the ruling by Justice Ngetich
After noticing there was a problem with his provincial transcript, Mr. Okwaro liaised with his lectures who submitted the missing marks and cleared the 3,360 fee areas he had. Despite doing all these, his name was yet again not included in the 2016 graduation list.
“It would not be fair for the university to demand arrears again after clearing the student, there is, therefore, no justification to deny the petitioner opportunity to graduate,” ruled justice Ngetich.