President Uhuru Awards Charter to Zetech University
The Head of State has awarded Zetech University a Charter after meeting the regulatory requirements following a rigorous assessment conducted by the Commission for University Education (CUE).
The awarding took place during a ceremony held at Kakamega State Lodge where President Uhuru Kenyatta lauded the University for being at the forefront of providing higher education in Kenya.
“You have earned this charter having met requirements over a number of 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. I urge you to continue engaging the industry players, both public and private so that you incorporate the industry needs, knowledge and innovation in your pursuit of knowledge creation,” said President Uhuru.
According to the University Chancellor Prof Susan Alfano, after the university was awarded the charter, the institution will now focus on sustaining and strengthening Academic and Scholarly 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. That’s what Zetech University has been endorsed to continue doing in conjunction with all stakeholders. We appreciate the government for recognizing that private institutions play a vital role in promoting public welfare,” said Alfano.
On his part, the University Vice Chancellor Njenga Munene expressed his confidence that the University will continue providing quality education and equip students with skills and competencies that add value to society.
“The award of the charter by the President of the Republic of Kenya is public acceptance and confirmation that Zetech University is committed to meeting the standards of academic excellence set by the Commission for University Education,” said Prof Munene.
The VC said that following a thorough assessment, the 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 the institution for the award of the charter.
The University Council representative Prof Harriet Kidombo thanked the University Management and staff for their efforts in delivering the University mandate.
“With the award of the charter, the Council and Management of Zetech University now have the affirmation of confidently playing its rightful role of offering quality education, training, research and innovation for sustainable development and providing the much-needed solutions in the society both locally and globally.
Prof Munene also revealed that the charter came at a time when the University was broadening its undergraduate programmes by adding 10 more undergraduate degrees in its programmes.
The programmes in the broadening process at the University include:
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Technology
- Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Technology
- Bachelor of Journalism
- Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics
- Bachelor of Science in Media and Digital Communication
- Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
The VC revealed that the new programmes welcome a new chapter in Sociology, Technology and Political Science.
He revealed that the courses will be crucial in keeping tabs on the changing world which is being 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,” said Munene.