Three graduates from Egerton University have demanded the institution to give them Ksh2.2 million after failing to secure jobs three years after graduating.
The three presented their claims today to the National Assembly Committee of Education. They claimed that they enrolled to the university in the year 2014 whereby they pursued a bachelor’s degree on science (water and environmental engineering).
The three students, David Okoti, Ian Nyaga and Elvin Onyango graduated back in 2019 even though the course they had taken was still not approved by the engineers board of Kenya (EBK).
Since the course was not approved yet, they were unable to be accredited by the regulatory body making them unable to provide professional services.
They stated that, it was evident that they will never be registered nor offer professional services as the engineers act prohibits the employment of people who are not registered under the Act.
They opted to seek help from the lawmakers with hopes that they will talk to the university’s management in order to provide them with eight remedial courses so that they upgrade their degrees to bachelor of science in civil and environmental engineering.
They also told the committee m were mbers to tell the institution to compensate by giving them ksh750, 000 each totalling to Ksh2.25 million and also waive them in their bridging course of BSc Civil and environmental engineering for two months from the day of the petition.
The trio also requested the institution to stop offering the course that was introduced back in 1977 for it will affect many in future.
In the recent past, the Commission for University Education had highlighted some courses that are not registered with the commission teeming them as rogue courses which have been introduced to give the institution money knowingly that they will affect graduates in future.
There have been cases where Kenyan graduates sue their institutions over courses that are unsuitable whereby they get to realize after graduating.