TU-K Remains University of Choice in Matters Technology, VC Tells Freshers

The Ag. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Paul Shiundu has praised TU-K’s quality of education highlighting practical aspects imparted on students. Prof. Shiundu said TU-K is keen on producing graduates who have a strong skills base, ready for the job market, and also who can venture into entrepreneurship. “At TU-K, we do not only produce consumers, we produce producers,” Prof. Shiundu said.

The Ag. VC was speaking during the culmination of a one-week orientation to over 4,000 first years who just joined TU-K. He expressed excitement that TU-K remains the university of choice for students as majority of those who were placed by KUCCPS had their first choice of university as TU-K.

“It is exciting for us to admit you today after making a deliberate and conscious decision to join TU-K; over 90% of the vacancies we declared were taken as the first choice,” Prof. Shiundu noted.

He further indicated that only 100 students expressed interest to leave TU-K through inter-institutional transfer while over 300 students who had been admitted in other universities expressed interest in joining TU-K.

Prof. Shiundu also announced that various engineering programmes at TU-K had been accredited by the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK). He also commended students and staff for participating in the just concluded Africa Tech Challenge (ATC) Season 8 and topping in the competition that brought together competitors from technical training institutions from nine (9) countries in Africa. The Challenge focused on Mechanical Drawing and Computer Aided Design (CAD) Software Application.

Prof. Shiundu at the same time challenged the freshers to consider themselves fortunate to join TU-K and asked them to work hard to uphold University’s call in ‘Training for the Real World’.

“Each one of you should put effort to attain excellence, you now represent the University’s foundation, values and purpose,” Prof. Shiundu noted.

He told the students to exercise self discipline, humility and ensure they were always in secure environment during their stay at TU-K.

“At the University, you have freedom to exercise what you deem right, freedom of intellect and freedom of association, exercise it responsibly,” he concluded.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Institutional Advancement and Enterprise, Prof. Paul Wambua, challenged the freshers to immediately plan for their careers as soon as they got to class, noting that this will shape their mindsets and even efforts in their class work.

“All of you are aware of the competition for job opportunities in this country. Ensure from your first test you score well; employers will be looking out for your grades in your transcripts. Attend all your classes, no one is out there to police you, but note that class attendance counts in your overall exams,” Prof. Wambua noted.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Technology Development, Prof. Alfred Orina was among other top University management, faculty and senior university staff present during the VC’s address to the first years.

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