FAKE: This memo purportedly issuing graduation clearance instructions is not from KEMU

August 1, 2023

The university has disowned the memo.


This memo shared on Facebook supposedly from Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) is FAKE.

The document dated 21 July 2023 claims that the university has issued directives regarding missing marks and clearance for its October 2023 graduation.

“Any student with missing marks and requires assistance with clearance should reach out to their faculties or contact Dr Ken on 0736708704. No student with a fee balance will be cleared for graduation,” the memo reads in part.

Although the notice has KEMU’s logo, it does not appear on its website or verified Facebook page where it shares such communications.

On 30 July 2023, KEMU released a statement terming the memo as fake and urging its students to disregard it.

According to the university, all its official communications are only shared through; official university email addresses, university website, and university notice boards.

“It has come to our attention that there has been a circulation of a fake memo regarding MISSING MARKS AND GRADUATION CLEARANCE. We want to assure you that this memo is entirely false and not issued by the university,” KEMU said.

The university also shared a memo emphasising that graduation clearance is strictly done at respective school departments.

Mtoto News investigated a memo shared on Facebook supposedly from Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) and found it to be FAKE.

This fact-check was published by Mtoto News with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance.

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