Zetech engages parents on Online Learning campaign
The University has embarked on an intensive stakeholder engagement campaign to ensure quality provision of online learning to a growing customer base. Led by the University Management team, a Stakeholder’s forum was held last Saturday, featuring guardians and parents whose children have enrolled for online classes that started this September.
The timely Forum was moderated by Professor Peter Kibas, Dean, School of Business and Economics; he took time to acknowledge the parents present and enlighten them on the structure and the achievements of Zetech University. He recognized the guardians’ commitment to allow the students to pursue online degrees, diplomas and certificates and ensure continuity of learning, despite the impact of Covid-19 on the higher education sector.
The country is rich with conversations around reopening of schools and universities to enable students to progress with face to face learning; as Zetech prepares for this, having invested in an additional building to assist in observing social distance requirements, the institutions has set up a robust digital learning management system enabling thousands to access online studies as they wait.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Alice Njuguna took time during the online forum to highlight the benefits and achievements of the Zetech online blended learning system, noting that the transition as done early April to ensure students do now waste time waiting to continue with their programmes. She further explained the applications utilized to ensure the success of the programme, and acknowledged staff for enabling students in the previous to undertake online exams and receive their results.
On his part, Vice Chancellor Prof. Njenga Munene appreciated the stakeholders for their continued support and lauded them for ensuring their children progress with online education as University await official opening, once directed by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education. He highlighted partnerships and investments made by the University such as provision of data bundles to students in collaboration with Telcos such as Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom to enable students to enjoy online learning as well as discounted fees to better enables students to buy smart devices. He also assured parents that Zetech has complied with Covid-19 preparedness measures to create a favourable environment for learners once the University reopens.
This was followed by an interactive questions and answer sessions with parents getting responses to queries on access of the student portal, timetables and the e-library as well securing the data bundles for learning. The Registrar Peter Osumba, and Faculty Heads were present to respond and assured the guests that they are working round the clock to ensure students benefit from the best delivery service as they enjoy online learning.