•Vice chancellor Prof Njenga Munene expressed confidence that the university will continue providing quality education while equipping students with skills and competencies that add value to society.
•University Council representative Prof Harriet Kidombo lauded the university management and staff for their dedication to the delivery of the university mandate.
Zetech University has officially been awarded a charter after fulfilling all regulatory requirements and rigorous assessment by the Commission for University Education.
President Uhuru Kenyatta while awarding the charter in a ceremony at Kakamega State Lodge lauded the university for being at the forefront of providing holistic higher education.
“You have earned this charter having satisfied stringent requirements over several years. We now entrust our children to you and this is a heavy responsibility that we hope you will discharge in the best way possible,” Uhuru said.
“I urge you to continue engaging the industry players, both public and private, to incorporate the industry needs, knowledge and innovation in your pursuit of knowledge creation.”
The chancellor Prof Susan Alfano said the university will now focus on sustaining and strengthening academic excellence in teaching and research, as it continues to deliver market-driven programmes, cutting-edge research and innovations to serve society.
“There is an insatiable demand for industrious and virtuous young professionals with the right work ethic and necessary ethos for current global challenges,” Alfano said.
“We appreciate the government for recognising that private institutions play a vital role in promoting public welfare.”
Vice chancellor Prof Njenga Munene expressed confidence that the university will continue providing quality education while equipping students with skills and competencies that add value to society.
“The award of the charter is public acceptance and confirmation that Zetech University is committed to meeting the standards of academic excellence set by the CUE,” Munene said.
He said after a robust assessment and engagement, CUE was satisfied that Zetech University has adequate facilities, human, library and financial resources, viable relevant academic programmes and a sound governance structure and recommended us for the award of the charter.
University Council representative Prof Harriet Kidombo lauded the university management and staff for their dedication to the delivery of the university mandate.
“With the award of the charter, we now have the affirmation to confidently play its rightful role of offering quality education, training, research and innovation for sustainable development and providing the much-needed solutions locally and globally,” Kidombo said.
Munene said the charter comes at a time the University was broadening its undergraduate programmes by adding 10 more undergraduate degrees to its programmes.
The programmes are Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Technology, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Technology, Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Others are Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Media and Digital Communication and Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering.
He said the new programmes herald a new chapter, especially in Sociology, Technology and Political Science.
Munene said the courses are in keeping tabs with the changing world, which is increasingly shaped by science and technology.
“We appreciate CUE for working with us and approving the new programmes that are in line with our teaching and training plan,” he said.
Edited by Kiilu Damaris