The Chair University Council Dr David Nyamwaya on 16th November led a MMUST team to brief the Chancellor H.E Retired President Mwai Kibaki on the achievements made by the University in the recent past and the preparation for the 11th Graduation. The Chancellor was happy with the progress made so far by the University especially with regard to the accreditation of the Engineering programmes and the mounting of 8 approved TVET Programmes.
“It is now time to have an Engineer who would support a Cosmetologist,” H.E. Hon Mwai Kibaki observed. He also noted that it is the responsibility of the University to ensure employability of its graduates. “This aspect must be captured even as you develop an academic programme,” the Chancellor observed.
The Council Chair Dr David Nyamwaya while giving the Chancellor compliments of the season, further noted that MMUST Is one of those universities that embraces quality in its undertaking. “We are more focused on quality than quantity,” the Council Chair said.
Answering questions from the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor Prof Fred Otieno promised Hon Mwai Kibaki that everybody within the University community is working towards making MMUST truly a University of Choice. “We are the first university to be proclaimed a university of science and technology and we want to work towards sustaining the STEM balance. In this regard, we request for support in a number of areas,” the VC said.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof Josephine Ngaira invited the Chancellor to preside over the 11th Graduation ceremony on Friday 16th December 2016. “We expect about 3600 students to graduate this year. However, we will very soon be delivering the final figures of the graduands as you have asked, Your Excellency,” the DVC (A&SA) promised. “We will also deliver a statistical panorama of the academic members of staff,” the DVC (A&SA) reaffirmed and promised further to also avail a softcopy of all the reviewed and approved MMUST programmes which she said meet the STEM threshold by over 70 percent.
Members of the MMUST Team who also included the Representative of the Ministry of Education in Council Mr David Watene and the MMUST Communications and International Relations Director Dr Bob Mbori were welcomed by Prof Nick Wanjohi and other senior members of staff from the Office of the Third President of Kenya.