Zetech rolls out efficient digital training in the wake of COVID-19
In the wake of the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the country has put in place directives to ensure citizens are well taken care of. The education system has been affected with institutions closing and transitioning to digital learning, a move that resonates with the current advancement of digital education.
Zetech University, a leading private University in the country, has ensured the safety and well-being of the University community with the entire faculty rapidly rethinking their teaching to embrace digital training and ensure students enjoy seamless learning. The move has seen the programme range that includes IT, business, economics, hospitality and media studies, shift to e-learning, enhancing online interaction between lecturers and students.
Commenting on the move, Vice Chancellor Professor Njenga Munene said, “We as the Zetech fraternity are actively monitoring local and global health concerns regarding COVID-19 to ensure our stakeholders are advised on what to do. As a leading University, we have transitioned to digital learning and enriched our e-learning resources to make sure faculty and students continue with their studies.” He said.
Prof. Munene further reiterated the University’s commitment and investment to adopt technologies that make digital learning accessible to Kenyans, in line with expanded digital learning frameworks across the world. He added,” Having increased our degree programmes to include commerce, education, international relations and economics, the demand for quality training has challenged us to channel out efficient digital training to thousands of learners every day.”
Research and Development
Zetech has also charged faculty to research on relevant ways to guarantee students not only continue with learning, but engage in research on dealing with rising challenges in the health and education sectors. According to Dr. Alice Njuguna, DVC- Academics, Research, Extension ad Student Affairs, there is need for universities to dive deep into developing research that can respond to current issues plaguing the world, “We have challenged our esteemed faculty to collaborate with trainees and challenge them to develop research and come up with solutions for problematic issues, such as COVID-19. This period has reminded us of the effective use of online resources and we are committed to use them to build solutions that will impact the world.” said Dr. Njuguna.
As the University continues to provide quality digital training to thousands in Kenya and beyond, it is also checking in with students, guardians and staff every so often to ensure that Government’s directives regarding curfew, social distancing, hygiene and quarantine are being adhered to.