Thousands select Zetech in Government programme
Zetech University has kicked off admission of 1085 government sponsored students who chose to study at the institution through the Government sponsorship programme. Placed by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) in the recent 2018-2019 cycle, this year’s admission is an over 50% improvement compared to last year’s numbers.
The achievement that places Zetech sixth among all private universities with a few thousand less than popular public institutions, is attributed to the provision of marketable degree programmes, adequate facilities, an attractive learning environment and proven quality service.
In the 2018 KCSE examination, 90,755 students scored a mean grade of C+ and above, qualifying for placement as Government-sponsored students in public and private universities. Following the distribution, KUCCPS noted that 89,486 have been placed to pursue Degree courses of their choice.
The University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology programme was the most popular course during the first selection with 219 candidates choosing the course while the Bachelor of Economics and Statistics and the Bachelor of International Relations and Diplomacy (BIRD) programmes attracted 161 and 152 students respectively. Other students, who will get to study in one of the most beautiful university campuses in Kenya, chose to pursue courses in Education, Commerce, Finance, Purchasing and Supplies Management, Health Systems Management, Business Administration as well as Business Information Technology.
Commenting on the achievement, University Vice Chancellor Prof. Njenga Munene said, “We are grateful to the students who have chosen to study with us and benefit from the Zetech experience. Our team is ready to facilitate an easy transition to University and our faculty is eager to receive the new learners.” said Prof. Munene, adding, “We laud the Government and KUCCPS for the continued effort in enhancing the education sector even as we ensure the beneficiaries leave with the conviction that we are one of the best private universities in Kenya.” He said.
He further noted that ongoing sponsored students are excelling in the University academic and extracurricular activities, including Huawei ICT Competition 2018-2019 Southern Africa national champion Kennedy Muthaura who studied Kibirichia boys and current Zetech Student President Duncan Owino, a Friend’s School (Bware) alumni.
To sweeten the experience, the University has made provision for those who wish to shorten their time on campus to undertake a trimester programme with a guarantee of securing attachment and internship opportunities in leading organisations in the country.
According to the placement, the University received students from all over the Country covering the Rift Valley, Nyanza, Western, Eastern, Coastal and Nairobi regions as well as candidates from North Eastern; this ensures parity in the institution and promotes national cohesion and coexistence within the school.
The government sponsored students are expected to report on 8th May 2019 with a special orientation planned for 13th May. The institution will direct students on application for HELB bursaries and loans following their automatic eligibility as degree students and on where they will stay on campus given the need for accommodation in Kenyan universities.