Pursue Your Dreams With Passion – Chandaria Counsels Students
The Chancellor, Dr. Manilal (Manu) Chandaria has challenged first year students to work diligently in order to achieve their dreams.
Speaking recently during matriculation ceremony at the Main Hall, Dr. Chandaria asked students to remain focussed on their dreams and pursue their goals with passion.
He narrated to them his childhood background, rising from obscurity to a leading industrialist in the region. “We are not different human beings from the rest of the world. I am assuring you that everything is achievable, so long as you stay focussed and work hard towards realising your dreams.”
He cautioned students against taking part in strikes and other vices bedevilling universities. “I would like you to understand that universities were established as centres that offer knowledge. Stick to this mandate and avoid unnecessary confrontations,” said Dr. Chandaria.
He added that he expected students to learn faithfully, maintain high standards of discipline and uphold a sense of patriotism to the university and the entire country.
Prior to the Chancellor’s address, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Francis Aduol had welcomed students to the university. In his speech, the VC congratulated them for having attained good grades that enabled them to get admitted to TU-K.
He told students that TU-K offers unique programmes, has exciting facilities and is prepared to give them the best education.
Prof. Aduol reminded them that the university is a community of scholars and therefore they should be committed to scholarly work. “University is the greatest institution invented by human being. It has academic freedom of teaching and learning. You will therefore be required to pursue knowledge and truth freely,” said the VC.
He emphasised that students should listen to lecturers and take seriously what they learn. He added that they will be required to go out of their way and research on various topics.
The Vice-Chancellor advised academic staff to maintain high sense of dignity and appearance since students consider them as their role models.
He urged students to behave well and make the university competitive. “We would like you to communicate good image of our university. Go back to your previous schools, talk about TU-K and encourage other students to join this university,” said he.
Prof. Aduol advised students to choose their friends carefully and be cautious of conmen who may disorganise them by promising impossible things.
The University has so far admitted 2, 674 students both for module one and two students for First Year.