Be Innovative In Your Deeds - Chancellor Advises Graduands
Technical University of Kenya Chancellor Dr. Manilal Chandaria has reiterated that the university has the onerous duty of training personnel that can be the engine of the industrial and technological sectors of the country’s economy.
Dr. Chandaria who spoke during the third graduation Ceremony of the university, added that technological discipline will put most education institutions in good state, to play their role in contribution towards Vision 2030.
He congratulated graduands for their hard work and reminded them not to ignore other aspects of development in the country. “Education is the anchor of your future, it helps in nurturing you to be responsible citizens and remain relevant in this competitive world,” he said.
He challenged students to study diligently and utilize all available resources at the university, saying that their efforts will determine their destiny.
The Chancellor noted that to become a productive citizen is vital. He therefore challenged graduands to think critically and be innovative in order to solve societal problems such as poverty and unemployment.
“The skills and knowledge you have acquired through learning and training will best equip you to compete globally and enhance your capability in accomplishing various tasks in future,” He added.
He commended TU-K for offering relevant education approach by integrating industry, academia and community. This he added, will enable the country resolve real issues and a trainee become industry compliant or self-employed.
The Chancellor observed that the growth and stability of TU-K will depend on the efforts the staff are making towards excellence, adding that more can be achieved if members of the university community work with a shared dream, ambition, and goal.
Dr. Chandaria advised graduands to be good ambassadors of the institution, remain responsible and productive citizens of the country. “You have traveled a long, and perhaps, a rough road. I know you know life is not fair, but you must learn to live with it. The real world is not a joyride. It won't be for you. It has never been for anyone. But if you have a positive attitude, there will be people willing to give you a helping hand. By their support you will grow, but by the strength of your own character, you will succeed,” he added.
Chairman of the University Council, Prof Godfrey Nguru also addressed more than 3,000 students who were awarded certificates, Diplomas and Degrees. He urged them to remain focused and true to their ambitions.
- 2015 Graduation Supplement
- Speech by the Chancellor
- Speech by the Cabinet Secretary
- Speech by Chairmain of Council
- Speech by the Vice Chancellor