The 62-seater bus, acquired a cost of Ksh15 million, is fitted with high speed wireless internet, secondary charging ports for digital devices and interconnected TV screens to enable students carry on their studies “on the go.”
While commissioning the bus at Thika Main Campus today, the university Vice-Chancellor Prof. Stanley Waudo said MKU is a pace setter in delivery of quality education programmes and this is a bold step towards embracing online learning.
“In future, the number of students applying for online courses will be at par with those who physically attend classes,” he said. “We want to ensure our students are well-entertained and informed especially while commuting to and from academic trips.”
Student Council President Simon Kimani thanked the university chairman Dr. Simon Gicharu for continuous commitment to improving the infrastructure, which has created a conducive learning environment.
Cheer and jubilation dominated the better part of thursday when the bus was flagged off by prof Chege Mungai at MKU main Campus in Thika. The students sang and danced as they welcomed the new 62 seater bus.
Mr Otieno said that the bus will go a long way in enhancing student welfare and activities, key among them academic and social trips.The students will be able to undertake their studies and research while travelling easily.
He encouraged the students to make good use of the bus so that they can catch up on what they missed in class.
The university’s student association chairman Samuel Kimani said,
” The students are happy and thankful beyond words. The bus will make research and studying much easier for students, especially those engaged in different sports while travelling.
The university operates in Kenya and other East African countries.