Guardians gather to deliberate progress
Parents, guardians and other stakeholders who facilitate students’ studies gathered at Zetech University for an interactive stakeholder’s forum on in March. The institution holds this meeting regularly to engage the necessary parties on their student’s progress as well us current developments affecting the University and the sector.
The Agenda for the meeting revolved around the University’s progress report, feedback from stakeholders and engagement on the various developments in the higher education sector. The meeting that hosted over 100 participants saw the Zetech governance team and various Heads of Departments present on the different faculties and advise stakeholders on their part in their student’s campus life.
The Vice Chancellor Prof. Njenga Munene provided the guests with a breakdown report of the progress of the university and planned projects designed to boost the Zetech campus experience. Commenting on the meeting, VC Prof Munene said, “As one of the accredited private universities in Kenya, it is critical that we incorporate guardians in the learning process and address any of their concerns.” He highlighted the investment made in ensuring students get the best as Zetech plans to be among the best business universities in Kenya.
They were also updated on the accreditation of degree programmes in Commerce and Education Arts to accommodate the current changes in the industry and ensure we have train the most marketable courses in the country.
In an engaging session with the DVC, Academics, Research, Extension and Student Affairs Dr. Alice Njuguna, parents were enlightened on the Zetech University dress code matrix which students have to abide to in a way of preparing them for the industry. This was well received as the parents agreed to that the groundwork is key is preparing them to be professionals and entrepreneurs.
Dr. Njuguna talked to the parents on the various extracurricular activities that the students were participating in. “This month, the drama club which we all know as the Zetech Furnace won four different categories in the Central Regional Competitions and will be proceeding to Bungoma for the National competitions in April. Our Football, Basketball and Rugby teams have been playing every weekend and bringing home the trophies on almost all the games.” She said.
DVC. ARE&S Dr. Alice Njuguna addresses guardians
She went on to remind the parents that Zetech is committed to ensuring that the students we produce are all rounded and able to undertake any activity to balance out their work life in line with endeavours touching on talent exposure in Kenyan Universities.
At the end of the session, the participants were given time to ask questions in any arising issues: the session concluded with a resolution to tackled drugs and even criminal behavior among the youth and engage them in community service, industry exposure and co curricular activities.
Compiled by Dianne Patience