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Work Study

Students’ Work Study Program

In addition to ensuring a conducive learning environment and facilitating wholesome development for the students, the department is also mandated to coordinate the Students’ Work Study Program, thus offering financial assistance to needy students.

Preamble & Definition

The university recognizes the value of assisting bright but financially constrained students through assistantships. As a result, there shall be a Students’ Work Study Program organized and financed by KeMU.

The Students’ Work Study Program is designed to offer educational assistantship to bright but financially strapped students of KeMU, in an attempt to help them finance their education.

A Word of Counsel from the Dean of Students

Student assistantship is not a new phenomenon in universities, the world over. There are many learned people who can testify to this assertion, because they are beneficiaries of such programs. However, it is important that you:

  • Develop a positive attitude towards work, and especially if it falls in the category considered by many as chores for the uneducated. Do not feel embarrassed if you have to do such jobs. Remember, necessity is the mother of invention.
  • Understand that assistantships are for those who truly deserve financial assistance, and not a way to earn a quick buck for social escapades.
  • Let your application be need and conscience driven.
  • Show initiative and creativity in your assigned duties.
  • Your dress code should be an extension of your personal pride and fall within the values of KeMU.

Application and Criteria

Various departments shall identify work opportunities from time to time. Such opportunities shall be advertised by the Office of the Dean of Students with reference to specific campuses and centers for students to apply.

Who is Eligible to Apply for Assistantship
All registered students of KeMU who have a proven financial hardship may apply for work under this program in their respective campuses and centers, subject to eligibility criteria outlined below, and work availability.

Application Procedure
A student shall personally apply for the assistantship in his/her area of choice using the appropriate application form designed for this program.

  • No application fees shall be charged
  • All duly completed forms shall be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students for processing and direction.

Eligibility Criteria
A successful applicant shall be a student:

  • With a proven need for financial support
  • Who has completed at least on trimester in KeMU
  • Who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above
  • Of good character (no criminal or pending disciplinary cases).
  • Who plays an active role in community service(within and outside the university).
  • On fulltime mode of study( excluding pre-university, ODLM, School Based and Part-Time Students).
  • Who will voluntarily submit an application (using the prescribed form).
  • Placement

Qualified applicants shall be assigned assistantship by the Human Resource (HR) department through the Dean of Students.
In all cases, gender equity and fairness shall be considered, except for cases where applicants for a particular assistantship are from one gender.

Terms and Conditions of Assistantship
A student shall be permitted to take up an assistantship if he/she:

  • Satisfies all the eligibility criteria.
  • Has proof that the assistantship applied for shall not affect his/her learning process
  • Is willing to comply with Terms and Conditions governing the running of the assistantship program.
  • Shall allow the university to credit at least 75% of the earnings into his/her fees account.
  • Acknowledges that the decision of the placement committee shall be final and that , the university reserves the right to withdraw the assistantship if, and when it deems necessary without notice.
  • Agrees not to hold the university accountable for any negative outcome arising from the students participation in the assistantship.
  • Agrees that the opportunity for assistantship shall remain valid as long as proven students financial need exists.
  • Agrees that subsequent renewal for an assistantship shall be done one month before the end of the trimester.
  • If a donor pays for a student who is on assistantship, the proceeds from work done shall be paid to the respective student on graduation or termination of the study program, in which case, it may be subject to taxation.

When to do the Work
Depending on the nature of work available, and the specific departmental requirements, all work shall be done when its impact on the students core business is at its minimum. However, the following timelines could be used as a guide to determine the most appropriate time for the assistantship applied for:

  • 5:00-7:00 am on weekdays
  • 12:00-2:00 pm on weekdays
  • 5:00-10:00 pm on weekdays
  • 8:00 am to 10:00 pm on Saturdays and during vacations.