Lukenya University Awarded Charter and Promises to Produce Fully Baked Graduates
Lukenya University has been awarded a charter and people associated with the institution celebrated the award presented to them by former President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Kakamega State Lodge on the 2nd of August 2022.
Speaking during the ceremony, Pro-Chancellor Dr Prakash Heda who was the chief guest called on all staff associated with the university to ensure that they aspire for greatness in all areas.
Heda said that it was a great honour for the university to receive the charter and encouraged members of the community to make use of the university as it is just within their reach.
Following the retirement of the former chancellor Haris Mule, the Pro-Chancellor was appointed as his replacement by the board of trustees.
On her part, the institution’s co-founder Mrs Martha Kasanga Mulwa said that the journey started in 2012 and that the milestone had been represented by the awarding of the charter.
“Out of this bush, we will continue producing the best. I want to thank the students and their parents who chose Lukenya University as their higher institution of learning,” said Mrs Mulwa.
Lukenya University offers degree, certificate and diploma courses in the school of agriculture, natural sciences and technical studies, education and social sciences and school of business and economics.
The establishment of the school of medicine and health sciences is currently underway.
Vice-Chancellor Constantine Nyamboga said that the current population was 2,000 students and that they were expecting to enrol more students with time.
“With the charter, today marks further engagement in the community and beyond. We just displayed the charter, logo and seal to officially celebrate the awarding,” added Nyamboga.
Nyamboga also revealed that the institution participated in Corporate Social Responsibility by imparting modern farming skills to members of the surrounding community.
He also revealed that quality and intensive training to students was also provided through reviewing and aligning academic programs to the current world skills demand to make them competitive in the job market.
“Recently, we added three dormitories with a capacity of 160 each. Accommodation is not a challenge to us. We keep on expanding since we have enough land,” said Nyamboga.
The Deputy Governor of Makueni CountyLucy Mulili implored the institution to offer the best to the students who join the university to give them an advantage in the job market.
On his part, the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees Sylvia Kasanga said that in addition to having sufficient facilities and programs, the institution had a robust mental health program to help the students and the community.
“We are living in difficult times and we keep on checking on our students and tackle any problems they may have whether short or long term. Let’s be our brother’s keepers,” said Kasanga.