Varsity moves to launch Incubation Hub
In a move to provide a comprehensive learning experience to students, Zetech University has announced plans to establish an incubation hub to promote innovation and technology. The facility, to be installed in collaborated with like-minded partners, will equip students to become solution providers to the world.
Speaking during a partnership signing with Powermax Ltd, University VC Prof Njenga Munene highlighted that investment in technology hubs is essential in this era and students must be trained to adjust to the digital world,
“At Zetech, we are strong on ICT and innovation and passionate about incorporating the digital world in every aspect of our training. As we expand and grow the institution, we are set to install innovation hubs to create an enabling environment to build innovations that respond to the world’s challenges.” said Prof. Munene.
He noted that the institution continues to nurture innovators including Zetech Computer Engineering student Anthony Muthungu who created an intelligent smart cane, which an electronic walking stick that assists the low vision impaired and the blind people to walk freely, protecting them from colliding with objects.
Additionally, he made reference to students excelling in global competitions including the Huawei ICT competition 2018-2019 that saw Bachelor of Science in Information technology (BScIT) student Kennedy Muthaura, beat 4000 students in the Country in the national contest and compete for the African regional contest in South Africa in February this year.
Emphasising the place of innovation in education, Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Alice Njuguna is leading her faculty in challenging learners to embrace technology in learning as well as secure collaborations with industry players such as IBM and Huawei Technologies to give students the necessary exposure to excel in any industry.
She added that engaging lecturers and students is strategic towards becoming one of the Best IT Universities in Kenya. She especially appreciated her team for the uptake in technology to train learners, lauding Centre for Professional Certification Lead Samuel Kinuthia for successfully running the Huawei ICT academy at Zetech as well as leading a team of Kenyan students in the Huawei ICT 2018-2019 global contest held in China, in May.