Mount Kenya University hold its 17th graduation ceremony on Friday at the main campus grounds in Thika. This is a unique ceremony as the first batch of government sponsored students acquire their power to read and write from the university.
This was part of the public-private partnership that the varsity’s management embraced in 2016 when it enrolled 1127 government sponsored students.
The graduation’s chief guest, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Prof. George Magoha hailed the embrace of PPP by the private institution stating that it is helping more students access quality higher education in Kenya.
In total, 5169 graduands are set to receive various accolades with 10 PhDs, 119 Masters Degrees, 117 Post Graduate Degrees, 3844 Bachelor Degrees. 870 Diplomas, and 209 Certificates.
The institution has partnered with various industry heavyweights like Telkom Kenya where a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the parties with Telkom aiding MKU to enhance digital learning aimed at strengthening technological innovation.
MKU is also working towards placing the institution on an international pedestal by engaging in collaborations with key international partners.
In the last six months, the varsity has partnered with Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Ragensburg in Germany and South Africa’s Stag African, living up to its vision of being a global center of excellence in education, research and innovation in science and technology.
This also marks the founding Vice Chancellor’s Prof. Stanley Waudo’s last graduation ceremony. He hands over the reins to the acting VC Prof. Peter Wanderi who he mentored for decades.
Among Prof’s Waudo’s greatest achievement at the University is leading the institution to acquiring a fully-fledged charter in 2011 as well as developing infrastructure and improving quality education just to mention a few.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!