The Legal officer, Dean of Students, Registrars, dean of schools, departmental heads, student leaders, fellow students, ladies and gentlemen and all protocol observed “I found the crown of France on the ground and I picked it up with my sword”
Those timeless gems of wisdom were pronounced by Napoleon Bornaparte during his coronation as the emperor of France.
Today, we take up the noble call of office to be your leaders at the time, when there is an exigency for renewed sense of leadership in all arenas of endeavor in this country, and more so the education sector which is violently nose-diving.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is good to be in University because what happens here is the inculcation of universal values, therefore, we must melt down our experiences into holistic education processes that will appeal colorfully to a wide range of stakeholders, this demands of us to embrace rigor and critical thinking in our academic field so as to meet the demands of the advancing world. The world is advancing let us join the sweet rhythm of dynamic progression.
I am filled with gratitude because I know that it has dawn to Machakos University leadership. I am sincerely grateful to all SAMUC members who supported us in ensuring that we have a strong and a vibrant SAMUC Organ in place, an Organ where everyone will be proud of. I strongly believe that you fellow students elected the best representatives in all posts.
I would like to congratulate all elected SAMUC Organ members for their struggle in ensuring that they clinch their respective seats. It is now time to embark on a serious business of serving our comrades since they have expressed their immense faith in us. I will also not forget to thank our fellow fighters who challenged us in this race. I am appealing to you that we all join hands and work together for the betterment of our University, remember leadership is action not a position. We should all keep in mind that in leadership there lies a great responsibility.
We should all be optimists since optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless we believe that tomorrow is looking great, we are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. We promised a lot to our fellow comrades, many of our manifestos are not only realistic but also achievable. It is my prayer that the University management will be addressing all students’ issues by giving it the urgency and seriousness it deserves. All that we want is to have a better MUC where everyone will be proud of.
Yet we must be careful of the choices we make here, we are all here because of the choices we made. If we get our choices right we are half to achieving our dreams. And as your leaders, we look forward to working with you and walking by you as you sought to achieve your dream.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. It is my prayer that we will all bind together as a single force so that we remain strong and unconquerable. We must all give the best out of us.
And therefore honorable members, while appreciating the hard fact that there are challenges that have so far hindered our quick advancement. We must also be ready to acknowledge the small milestones we have so far gained. Yes we have challenges but as one thinker once said “New challenges will arise, new questions will be asked and new solutions must be sort”, i whole heartedly embrace the foregoing sentiments in the full measure of the hope that we will all rise to the occasion to seek effective solutions to all these challenges. Our main goal is to leave this university in a better position than we found it. Today, am very much optimistic more than ever that we can signpost a lot from our current state and yet we can achieve a lot together, this we can all do, this we can all achieve.
Finally, I would like to thank the almighty God for the far that He has taken us. Without him, we couldn’t be where we are. As we journey together, we should dedicate everything to God so as to enable everything work as per his will. God Bless You All. God Bless Machakos University.
AG KUSO CHAIR