Zetech University has increased its efforts to meet increasing demand for quality higher education in the country, following the government’s directive through the Ministry of Education to admit government sponsored students to private universities. The directive has contributed to the university’s strategy to boost capacity to provide competitive service in the sector.
In this line, the varsity today launched their Service Charter, a vital document guiding the institution on quality service delivery standards, under the attainment of ISO 9001:2008 certification, as it works towards receiving a Charter from the Commission for Higher Education.
During the event officiated by Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i, the university celebrated the ISO certification achievement while launching the varsity’s strategic plan, at the institution’s main campus along Thika Road.
Zetech University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Edwin Wamukoya, expressed confidence in the strides Zetech is making towards improving Kenya’s university education system. He noted that the regulation to admit government sponsored students to private universities is a welcome directive that has contributed to the need to enhance capacity, in order to train the increasing number of youth seeking education. He said;
“The demand for education is steadily rising and we are keen on staying ahead through our service charter and solid strategic plan. As Zetech, we appreciate the government’s move to sponsor students to private institutions as a way to elevate higher education in the country and we are eager to admit the new students.”
On his part, Education CS Dr. Matiang’i lauded Zetech for adequately preparing for the incoming students, noting that the government is keen on establishing sustainable partnerships with private entities to meet the demand for higher education. Dr. Matiang’i noted;
“The government is committed to providing access to higher education to all our youth and such partnerships help us realize this objective; institutions such as Zetech make it possible because they have the ultra-modern facilities and resources to empower students to pursue their education.”
He further emphasised the importance of government engaging private universities and indicated that the supported students have an option of choosing their university of choice through the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service. (KUCCPS)