Zetech Sparks take on KPA in the Kenya women’s Basketball League Playoff Finals
Kenya Ports Authority showed their experience and squad depth, surviving an early scare from first timers Zetech University to win 68-38 in Game One of the National Women’s Basketball Premier League play-offs at the Nyayo Gymnasium on Saturday night.
Zetech had run the defending champions close in the opening quarter, but the dockers managed to steady their ship in the second half of the game to draw first blood ahead of Game Two in a best of five series on Sunday night.
Nigerian import Ifunaya Okoro starred for the dockers with a game high 20 points, while Belinda Aluoch also recorded double figures, sinking in 11 points. Zetech’s danger girl Mary Lisa was hugely subdued in the duel, and only managed seven points for her side.
KPA women took a 2-0 advantage in the finals last Sunday when they again humbled newbies Zetech University 70-38 in game two of the best of five series playoffs played at the Nyayo Gymnasium.
Speaking after his girls suffered a second consecutive loss to champions Kenya Ports Authority, Sparks coach Obilo pointed out that they just need a little bit of confidence and they will be good to go.
Zetech Professor invents e-mobile motorcycle.
Zetech University’s Prof. Geoffrey Gitau Kamau displays his ingenious innovation, the Eco-Mobilus, during an interview with the Associated Press (AP) at Zetech Ruiru Campus.
It is a retrofitted electric motorcycle powered by 4 battery packs from old laptop cells and a hub motor. The E-Mobilus takes 2.5 hours to fully charge and saves him 80% on fuel cost daily, rides 120km on a single charge and produces zero sound and CO2 emission.
As a consequence of the prevalent high cost of fuel, Prof. Gitau pondered and cracked his knuckles on how best to modify the available materials to produce a fuel efficient and environmentally sustainable transport alternative.
He thus put his technical knowledge into use and bought an abandoned motorcycle chassis, removed the petrol engine and replaced it with a motor and disposed laptop battery cells. He was motivated by the large amounts of e-waste that could be recycled and the huge potential for expansion and scalability in Kenya.
The price range for a conversion ranges from USD1000 to 3000.This is less than the cost of importing electric vehicles. The biggest challenge is the lack of a standard retrofitting model due to the varying specifications of different motorcycles.
He is looking to manage a battery assembly doe two and three wheelers and hopes the government will embrace e-mobility and offer subsidies to support startups and encourage investment in such ventures.
Zetech Sparks take on Point Loma University in football friendly
Zetech University’s ladies football team, the Zetech Sparks played a friendly match with Point Loma University from California, USA on 18th May at the Ruaraka Stadium.
The highly anticipated match kicked off at 3 pm, with the visitors going on the front foot courtesy of an own goal from Zetech.
The match, which had been organized by the Sports Outreach foundation, ended in a 2-1 loss for the sparks.
Point Loma went 2 up in the first half courtesy of a goal from Bethany before Naise drew one back for the Sparks in the second half.
Sports Outreach is a faith-based NGO focused on restoring hope and transforming lives among vulnerable populations in Kenyan slums.
The match served to highlight Zetech’s commitment to partner with other international institutions and offer their students maximum exposure and an unmatched experience to fulfill their pillar of offering a holistic education.
Zetech hosts the Ideas Tech Festival
Zetech University hosted the Ideas Tech festival at its Innovation labs, famously known as the iZET hub.
The event, whose theme was leveraging on technology for sustainable socioeconomic development, was held on Thursday 25th May from 8 am to 5pm.Various participants showcased their ideas and innovations that fulfilled the theme of the event.
Speaking at the event, the dean of Zetech University’s school of ICT, Media and Engineering Dr. Wilfred Gikaru said only continued investment in technology focused solutions would solve the present challenges facing humanity in general.
The festival serves to highlight Zetech’s continued empowerment of students to invent tools that can be applied to tackle global challenges such as carbon emission, industrial automation, waste management, green energy, artificial intelligence and precision medicine.
Barbados High Commissioner visits Zetech University
The High Commissioner for Barbados, William MacDonald, paid Zetech University a courtesy call on Thursday 24th May.
In a widely anticipated address to students of International Relations and Diplomacy at the Thika Road Campus auditorium, the commissioner was welcomed by the Zetech Vice Chancellor Prof. Njenga Munene, DVC Prof. Alice Njuguna and the Dean School of Education, Arts and Social Sciences Prof. Owen Ngumi.
The talk was organized by Zetech University alumni and current attaché at the embassy of Barbados, Rosemary Oduor.
Expounding on the areas of collaboration between the two countries, the ambassador highlighted technology, agriculture, tourism and climate action as key to the positive bilateral relations.
He was consequently engaged in a lively question and answer session during which he elaborated on the benefits Zetech University gains from such a partnership, including attachment and job opportunities for students, visa free travel and student exchange programs with universities in Barbados.
Zetech and the University of Juba
Zetech and the University of Juba- From Left: Prof. Njenga Munene, Zetech University Vice-Chancellor receives a plaque from Prof. John A. Akec, the Vice-Chancellor University of Juba during an MoU sig ing that will see both universities launch joint programs in Hospitality and Tourism among other mutually beneficial projects.
Zetech University HR Round Table
Zetech University HR Round Table pictorial- From left: Zetech University VC Prof. Dr. Njenga Munene, Irene Kimacia, Head of Corporate Affairs at IHRM and Beryl Nduati, Director Human Resource and Planning at Zetech University at an HR Round Table discussion on the incorporation of employability skills in University curricula.
Business, Health and Tech Innovations
Business, Health and Tech Innovations- From Left: Prof Alice Njuguna - Zetech University DVC, Mukira Gitonga - Chief Technology Officer, Omarichet. Space, Prof. Njenga Munene - Zetech University VC and Rebkha Atanofu- Founder and President RnD Associates, USA & Faculty John Hopkins University at a public lecture on "Business, Health and Tech Innovations" at Zetech University Thika Road Campus.
ZU and PFC
ZU and PFC- From left: Connie Cheren- President/founder, Partners for Care (PFC), Prof. Njenga Munene- Vice Chancellor Zetech University, Dr. Catherine Chege- Director Liaison & mobilisation Zetech University and Sammy Wanjau- Executive Director PFC at a fundraiser dinner. Zetech University donated 40 mobility carts geared toward uplifting the lives of People Living With Disabilities (PWDs) in various Kenyan Counties.
CSW- Abby Christine Murage and Geoffrey Martin of Zetech University cut a cake to wrap up Customer Service Week 2022 at the University's Thika Road Campus.
Engineering student- Prof. Owen Ngumi, Dean School of Education, Arts and Social Sciences- Zetech University awards the best exhibitor trophy to Geoffrey Kamau, an electrical engineering student as his fellow students look on. The Department of Engineering was the best exhibitor at the Zetech University Career Day.
L.D KHAN- From left: Prof. Njenga Munene- VC Zetech University presents a package to His Excellency L. D. Khan- the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Kenya; where he gave a keynote speech on 'Cultivating a Successful Mindset' at Ruiru Campus.
Zetech SME Training
Zetech SME Training- Prof. Njenga Munene, VC Zetech University (left) and Daniel Gitau- MCA Gatongora Ward, Kiambu County (right) award a certificate of participation Lawrence Chege; a trainee of the Zetech University Business, Entrepreneurship and Leadership training where more than 200 SME owners were in attendance Ruiru Campus.
Zetech & WASPA
Zetech & WASPA- Prof. Njenga Munene VC Zetech University (left) and Antony Ambugo CEO of Water Services Providers Association (WASPA) (right) after signing a pact that will see both institutions leverage Research, Innovation to provide efficient and sustainable water and sanitation services in Kenya.
Zetech program Launch
Zetech program Launch - From Left: Roy Khaemba- HoD School of Media & Design, Prof. Alice Njuguna- DVC Academics, Research and Student Affairs present the newly launched Bachelor of Science in Media and Digital Communication to the VC Prof. Njenga Munene and Anthony Ndiema- Head of Radio Maisha at Zetech University Ruiru Campus.
Zetech Bodaboda CSR
Zetech Bodaboda CSR - Prof. Alice Njuguna, DVC Academics, Research& Student Affairs at Zetech University and Joseph Njogu, Juja traffic police boss flag off more than 200 bodaboda riders from Witethie ward and Juja constituency after a Financial and Customer Service Management crash course at Zetech University Technologypark in Mang'u. The training is part of Zetech's community outreach activities to mark 25 years of scholarly excellence.