University Council Pays Courtesy Call to Dr. Chandaria
Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) Chancellor Dr. Manilal Chandaria has advised the University Council to provide exemplary leadership since it is the Supreme organ of the university.
Addressing Council members who paid him a courtesy call, Dr. Chandaria said, “I would urge you to stick to the mandate of spearheading the university to becoming the leading Technical University in the region.”
He emphasised that he holds issues of education close to his heart and therefore would be glad to see the university scale to greater heights in matters of education, training and research.
He cited discipline, commitment, humility and hard work as yard sticks of success in today’s world.
Dr. Chandaria reminded the Council that they have an enormous duty of raising the profile of the university by moulding students’ careers and characters, guiding them among other responsibilities.
“You should feel honoured and privileged for such an appointment. You are role models therefore guide students, identify other trend setters and invite them to address students,” said he.
He emphasised that both students and staff should own the university and have a positive attitude towards it. “You need to embrace TU-K and always refer to it as, ‘My University,’ he observed.
The Chancellor asked the Council, Management, Staff and students to embrace technology saying it is the engine that propels the Country’s industrial development.
In order to compete globally, Dr. Chandaria challenged both the Council, Management, students and staff to think innovatively. He asked the university to come up with a curriculum that is relevant saying it will shape the skills of the students.
He added that this will ensure that they are industrial compliant and therefore will play a major role in the development of the country and the regional economies.
In attendance was the Chairperson of the Council, Dr. Halima Saado who echoed the Chancellor’s sentiments saying that the Council will rise to the occasion. Other Council members included; Dr. Norah Talam, Eng. Joseph N. Nkadayo, Mr. Benard Malenya, Ms. Isabella Ochola-Wilson, Mr. Alexander Mwanthi and Mr. Johnson Nanjakhululu.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Francis Aduol led the management and other staff who accompanied the Council. Earlier on, the team had toured the University facilities and campuses in Nairobi’s South B & C and Upper Hill. They were impressed by the state of the art machines and equipment.