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President commissions Sh600m complex at Zetech University

Zetech University is committed to providing graduates with skills and competences from young Kenyans in a bid to complement government efforts of building a world-class workforce and pool of entrepreneurs in line with Vision 2030.

The university’s board chairman, Ken Mbiuki, says following their accreditation by the Commission for University Education last year, Zetech plans to become one the great universities in the region.

Speaking at the Ruiru Campus where President Uhuru Kenyatta opened the university’s new Sh600m complex, Mbiuki, an engineer, said the college has invested heavily in the construction of the ultra modern learning complex, which is fitted with adequate and first-class resources coupled with dedicated faculty members.

The university has also purchased a 50- acre piece of land for expansion. The President urged universities to be bold and innovative so that they can contribute positively to the country’s development. He said they must diversify the range of courses offered beyond the traditional ones to tap into the innovation age.

Zetech Chancellor Prof Susan Nkinyangi said through new investments, Zetech will strive to provide holistic education while nurturing integrity, diversity and opportunity, excellence and social responsibility. Vice Chancellor Prof Edwin Wamukoya said the college offers bursaries and scholarships to qualified but needy students. He said the new complex is a 40,000sqf hub for teaching, research, administration and social activities.

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