A well written plaque detailing that President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the Zetech University Thika Road Complex is not the only mark he left at the institution.
The President, after arriving to a warm welcome at the varsity, proceeded to plant a tree in the institution’s front yard compound to serve as a reminder of the government’s support in creating a healthy environment for students that will complement the ultra-modern structures such as the commissioned 46000 ft. facility.
The tree-planting session that was done ahead of official launch the complex signifies the commitment by the university and the government to encourage young people to remember the critical role of environmental conservation.
Applauded by his team and the university’s management, President Uhuru planted theThika Fern tree that will be a welcome addition to the complex, in provision of shade and beauty for the institutions’ expanding student base.
Truly, the tree will be remembered as the‘President Uhuru’ tree in the years to come as it grows and serves its purpose at the institution’s largest and busiest campus.
Zetech University Vice Chancellor has called on universities to collaborate in research, exchange programmes and joint activities so as to ensure students acquire professional proficiency in their respective fields.
Prof. Edwin Wamukoya shared that the varsity is looking forward to working with all universities in the country to meet the national objectives of university education as it is an indispensable element and crucial tool for sustained socio-economic development.
He further stated that plans are underway in the university’s strategic master plan to introduce more programmes in phases and expand them to post graduate levels, in line with the objective of the education sector under the Vision 2030 national blueprint.
Commending the government’s commitment to increase access to education, Prof. Wamukoya also communicated the institution’s dedication to provide holistic education to students in the country and beyond, as it continues to grow in the coming years.
On the facility, Prof. Wamukoya commented, “our areas of specialization in Science, Information Technology and Business are informed by the current and future needs of our nation. As a rising economic force in Africa, our country requires a knowledgeable human personnel force capable of positioning our country as a centre for innovation. Indeed, this facility is deliberately equipped to spur forceful novelty design to meet challenges facing our nation.”
Inspired by the need for education accessibility to all Kenyans, Prof. Wamukoya further shared that the institution realizes its place in developing the community through provision of bursaries and scholarships to qualified students from needy backgrounds to enable them to acquire knowledge, skills and values that will prepare them to competently embrace opportunities in the modern world.