*By Kimathi Junior*
Official resumption of 2nd and 3rd years
2nd and 3rd years reported to school on 26th Monday, as had been directed. Before Monday, the 2nd and 3rd years who were in Dekut were not allowed to access the school premises. The security guards would ask for IDs at the gate and only finalists would be let through. There were reports of multiple students being forced to use the conservancy road while moving between the greens area and Bomas.
Meanwhile, most finalists are done with their exams. Those who had pending exams only for one semester are free to go home as the next semester is set to be covered online. However, most are expected to stick around school as they work on their projects, especially those who can’t work on their projects without accessing labs. Those who had pending exams for two semesters will be on a one week break, after which they will sit for the other set of exams. The 2nd and 3rd years are busy dealing with the back log of lab sessions and preparing for their exams, which are scheduled to begin from 9th November.
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Elections back on track
We have been in the dark concerning the elections for the past one month. This is most probably due to the uncertainty brought about by the pandemic. It was not clear whether they would be held online or in school. The polls are now back on track after the Electoral Commission of Kimathi released the official schedule. The option of holding them online appears to be off the table and all signs indicate that we will be holding the elections as we have been doing in previous years.
According to the ECK schedule, the delegates’ elections will be held on Tuesday 17th November while the Student Council elections will be held on Friday 27th November. The inauguration ceremony of the new Dekutso office will be on Tuesday 1st December. Applications for the positions of debate moderators, clerks and security guards are open. The list of those who applied successfully will be released on Monday 9th November, alongside the list of delegates who have been cleared to run. The traditional student council will be held on 18th November. You can read all about the upcoming elections here
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Nyekicha fare to be reduced
Members of the Dekutso council had a meeting with the chairman of Nyekicha sacco. It was agreed that from Monday 1st November, the fare from Nyeri town to Kimathi university will be sh 40 even with the observance of the covid-19 matatu regulations. Accordingly, matatus from the stage should only carry 9 passengers. Should they carry more, then no one should pay more than sh. 30. Also, from Monday 1st November, the fare from Kimathi to town should be 30 and any vehicle charging more should be reported to the number 0722592313 for further action.
Comrades Choice Awards 2020 Registration
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School Bus Registration
Sports, Security and Entertainment Secretary Kihonge Kagiri announced that students living in Nyaribo, Town, Chania and King’ong’o could now register for the bus. He requested that comrades living in these areas register in large numbers to increase the chances of the release of the buses. Registration is to be done through coordinators for the respective areas. The coordinator for Nyaribo is Obwama who can be contacted through 0741955784. The coordinator for the town area is Njoroge, whose contact is 0795439331. Each list will only be forwarded to the dean once it has at least 60 people.
On Tuesday 27th October, the Registrar released an update to an earlier notice about resumption of first years to school. According to the previous notice, only the first years who had been attending classes online were to report to school. Now, even the first years who have not fully met the first semester requirements are required to report on 9th. The school has made arrangements to enable those who had been left behind to catch up with the rest. Once the first years report, they will all be taken through an orientation program. There will be a special program to enable those who are behind catch up. Clarification can be sought through these emails: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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