Mount Kenya University’s 5,169 graduands have been advised to live up to their full potential.
This is according to MKU Chairman and Founder Prof. Simon Gicharu who was speaking at the 17th graduation ceremony held at the main campus in Thika.
Prof. Gicharu challenged the graduands to take up World Marathon Record Holder Eliud Kipchoge’s mantra of ‘No human is limited .’
“Don’t accept to die with your potential. It doesn’t matter the School or course. What matters is believing in yourself and excelling in what you do.
“As you go through this transition, I challenge you to believe in your abilities, to continue pushing yourself beyond your current limits, to compete not against others but against your fears,” He said.
Chief Guest at the graduation ceremony, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education Prof. George Magoha called on the graduands to be open to any viable opportunity that will come their way.
“Grab whichever job that you can get. The problem with graduands is that everybody wants a white collar job. There are other means that you can use to pay bills and support yourself,” he said.
Prof. Magoha further applauded Mount Kenya University for being firm in terms of quality control of PHDs as only 10 graduands receive their PhDs.
“I applaud Mount Kenya University for not being more concerned with numbers rather than quality. Please do not be in a hurry to produce 50 PhD. Focus on quality education,” He said.