In the wake of the 2017 released KCSE results, a timely career fair was executed in the heart of Nairobi and in Ruiru, at the Zetech University main campus grounds, in a bid to equip the young students with information on pursuing university education.
Featuring various departments, the four day activity was a rewarding experience for many as the varsity brought the information to the clients and provided them with a rare opportunity to talk to department Heads and lecturers on key aspects of different courses.
In the Faculty of Business, the team set up an inviting exhibition station to aptly inform participants as students, who are part of the Zetech Entrepreneurship Club implemented knowledge and skills learnt by selling different products on site. In the School of IT and Engineering, innovation and technologies characterised the station attracting guardians and parents, talking to them about the important role of digital in the world today and share with them intriguing innovations designed to solve problems in the world.
Commenting on the event, Nicholas Kavoi, Head of School, IT noted that the place of IT in the world defines the curriculum and training at Zetech, with the aim of equipping students with the skills to create solutions during the time of study and beyond the classroom. “IT remains a critical element in the development of new world systems and shifts, not only in corporate entities but in government circles. At Zetech, we admit students who are not only thirsty for knowledge, but are eager to come up with solutions for the world.” Kavoi added.
Echoing his sentiments, Dr. Alice Njuguna, DVC, Academics, Research and Extension at the University commented on the significance of such forums as they effectively advise students on what steps they can take, regardless of the marks attained in KCSE,
“Not many parents and students are clear on opportunities in university and what options they can pursue with regard to the grades attained; they should not feel defeated and lost, but they should be furnished with full information from experts on joining a credible institution.” Dr. Alice said.
The Media department, which was a highlight during the fair because of the fired up Zetech FM team, who entertained guests and allowed them to test their equipment, take photos and shoot mini clips, which is a key part of the courses offered at the university.
It was indeed a fruitful session and we are grateful to Kenyans for coming out and learning about how they can invent their future, as we inch closer to the close of our January 2018 intake.