In the recent Zetech University graduation ceremony, thousands of students were awarded and conferred upon the powers to read and write. The colourful ceremony held at the varsity main campus, was crowned with a memorable award session designed to celebrate outstanding students in both academic and co-curricular activities.
The overall award was gifted to Mercy Opata Imai, a degree graduate in the Business department, who attained a first class and was selected by a panel from a competitive list of awardees to take home the coveted award.
Awarded by the event Chief Guest, Mr. Joe Muganda, Group CEO, Nation Media Group, Ms Imai expressed her delight in the award, reflecting on the successful journey she has enjoyed at the university. Serving as the graduation class valedictorian, she thanked the leadership, faculty and fellow graduates for ensuring she has a prosperous campus experience.
In the IT department, Julius Gichane was selected as the best student in the undergraduate section and was congratulated on achieving a first class while Yasmin Mustafa was recognized as the best Diploma in ICT.
Commenting on the session, varsity Vice Chancellor Prof. Edwin Wamukoya lauded the 15 winners in the various categories, emphasising the importance of acknowledging those who excelled and awarding them for their outstanding performance,
“It is important and fulfilling to take time to recognize and celebrate our best students, through the support of our valued partners who stepped in to sponsor this integral part of our 2017 graduation.” he said.
In the extra-curricular categories, Joshua Kisali was awarded the Best Basketball player of the year for effectively balanced success in class and on the field; Joel Kahimba won the overall Best Male in Sports while Deborah Atieno clinched the overall Best Female in Sports In the other various departments, the below students received recognition:
The varsity would like to specially thank our partners who have supported us through the newspaper graduation supplement and the awarding of our best performing students: KCB Bank, Suntech Power Solutions, Barclays Bank of Kenya, Jack Insurance, Stemain Solutions, Ecodesh Power Solutions, Standard Group, Dr. Alice Njuguna, DVC- Academics, Research and Development, Ms Gladys Wangari, Ag. Faculty of Business, Mr. Shadrack Ngao, HOD- Department of Engineering, the Zetech University Dean of Student Affairs Office and the Nation Media Group.
Congratulations to the awardees. The entire list of awardees can be reviewed below:
Mercy Opati Imai Overall Best Student
Best Student-Degree, Faculty of ICT
Pauline Njoki Njage First Class Honours Degree-Faculty of Business
Josephine Kithu First Class Honours Degree-Faculty of Business
Hamud Yasmin Mustafa Best Student in ICT (Diploma)
Patrick Ndungu Best Student in Business (Diploma)
Betty Wachera Waiguru Best Student in Hospitality Management
Tracy Wanjiku Best Student in Tourism Management
Onyando Magoma Brenda Best Student in Education, Arts & Social Science
Karanja Alexander Mwangi Best Students- Department of Engineering
Moseka Lillian Akinyi Best Student-Department of Media, Arts and Design
Joshua Kisali Basketball Player of the Year
Deborah Atieno Overall Basketball Player of the Year
Joel Kahimba Shibunji Overall Best Male in Sports
Zetech Christian Union Club Most Active Club of the Year