Through extensive reading of scholarly works, students can broaden their knowledge of technology, culture, lifestyle and world history, she said.
The don urged Kenyans to buy books and read to benefit, noting that the reading culture in the country is on a positive trajectory.
University students should write and read widely to share knowledge, skills and experiences that would improve their know-how on various matters of life.
In her call, Zetech University deputy vice-chancellor Alice Njuguna said reading enables people to explore their full potential. Njuguna is in charge of Academics, Research and Extension.
She spoke after launching two-day information literacy training whose theme was ‘connect with the library’.
Through extensive reading of scholarly works, students can offer solutions to challenges facing society, besides broadening their knowledge of technology, culture, lifestyle and world history, she said.
At the same time, the don urged Kenyans to buy books and read to benefit, noting that the reading culture in the country is on a positive trajectory as ordinary citizens have started appreciating its potential in improving lives.
Njuguna maintained that the future of good scholars is found in the extensive reading of books and urged all students to uphold the culture.
She thanked the university’s library team for their efforts in preparing the library week. Students interacted with librarians and appreciated their roles in their academic work.
"Our future leaders are made here and as a university, we strive to produce quality, innovative and problem-solving graduates. Keep using the library and keep thirsting for knowledge,” Njuguna said.
The event attracted 3,418 library users and nine faculty members. It was aimed at fostering a reading culture to promote the usage of electronic resources and participate in the library’s fun activities.
Students competed in various activities, among them creative writing, library scavenger hunt, book fair and book vote, chess competitions and poems.
This happened even as the university’s library emerged the best in the usage of KLISC databases and Emerald Publishing resources in 2021 in a contest that involved 106 institutions of higher learning and research institutions.
Zetech led universities such as Kenyatta, United States International University-Africa, Strathmore, Nairobi and Pan African Christian College, which were second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.