The first group of degree students from Zetech University graduated this year at a graduation ceremony at the school’s main campus.
2,481 ICT, engineering, business, media & communication, hospitality & tourism and development studies students graduated after completing their courses.
Zetech University is currently Kenya’s youngest university born in 1999 and receiving university accreditation in August 2014. It started out only offering IT based courses but due to demand, they introduced Business, Hospitality, Engineering, Media and Arts & Design courses.
Over the years, the varsity has grown its undergraduate student base, aided by the government’s 2016 move to have private universities admit students through KUCCPS too. 470 students were placed in Zetech in 2016 while 635 students were placed at the university this year, through the government’s initiative.
The Chief Guest at this year’s graduation was Joe Muganda, Group CEO of the Nation Media Group who presided over the graduation.
During the graduation ceremony, the University’s Chancellor Prof. Susan Alfano Nkinyangi encouraged the graduates to use the knowledge they had gained to create a better world, emphasizing the university’s commitment to putting up additional infrastructure projects to enhance students’ experience.
“Today’s graduation is a testament of the growth we have realised as a private university in this country, we have in place a strategy to build on infrastructure projects in collaboration with various partners to ensure our learners are thoroughly equipped for the market place.” she said.
The ceremony also featured an award session sponsored by various partners who awarded the best performing students in academics and extra-curricular activities to celebrate their outstanding work and to motivate current students. Mercy Opata Imai received the overall best award during the award session.