University marks 2019 Graduation
Zetech University today graduated 1551 students in various disciplines at a ceremony held at the University Thika Road campus. The institution conferred the third cohort of degree students since attaining a Letter of Interim Authority and awarded diplomas to graduates, charging them to use technology for development and entrepreneurship.
This year’s ceremony, themed Leveraging on industry partnerships for innovation for graduate employability, focused on combined knowledge gained with technology and innovation for the development of the country. Commenting on the graduation, Chancellor Prof. Susan Alfano Nkinyangi congratulated the graduates, saying, “It is gratifying to see our academic champions transform into competent and capable graduates who have every opportunity to make a difference in the world.” she said.
Additionally, the University awarded its first Honorary Degree to Samchi Group Chief Executive Esther Muchemi for her exemplary contribution to the country in the areas of business, innovation, technology and leadership. The spirited entrepreneur is founder and CEO of the Samchi Group of companies, a diverse Kenyan conglomerate spanning telecommunication, microfinance, hospitality, real estate and ICT. Commenting on the move, Professor Njenga Munene noted that Ms Muchemi was a worthy candidate following her contribution to the world through entrepreneurship and innovation.
Prof Munene also urged the government to provide free internet across the county to enhance innovation and use of technology, with Maara Member of Parliament Kareke Mbiuki announcing that he will sponsor a motion on the same.
Chief Guest Ngari Kariuki, MD and CEO, Standard Chartered Group called on the graduates to use their skills, knowledge and time wisely to effectively impact society, while congratulating the University on the strides it has made in provision of quality education to thousands of students.
Over the years, the varsity has grown its undergraduate student base, boosted by the Government of Kenya’s move to have private universities admit students through the Kenya University and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) that has seen the university admit thousands to undertake Degrees in various disciplines.