mmusoAppeals for stronger Students -Administration synergy dominate MMUSO swearing-in ceremony

“If there is anything we can do for students in this University, we will do it to create a better environment for them,” Speaking during a swearing-in ceremony for the Students Governing Council on 15th May 2017, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. F.A.O. Otieno, promised to work with the incoming student leaders in creating a vibrant and student-centred institution.

He urged the student leaders to work for the greatness of the University by identifying projects that will improvethe welfare ofall students. The Vice Chancellor reiterated the need for student’s leadership to work hard, be vigilant on matters of security and preach peace as the country approaches the general elections in August 2017.

Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics &Student Affairs, Prof. Josephine Ngaira, reminded the elected SGCleadership that they are students of MMUST and should therefore endeavour to lead by example in academic prowess.She added that the welfare of the student fraternity, and adherence to University rules, regulations, policies standards and guidelines, should be a priority in their representation. 

The Ag. Dean of Students, Dr. Bernadette Abwao, noted that MMUST has become a beacon of hope in University student elections and already two other Universities have made enquiries about the role of MMUST administration in cultivating democracy. For the love of the country, the Acting Dean promised to share the success story and play a role in changing the student’s elections landscape in Kenyan Universities. She congratulated and wished the incoming team success. 

Dr. Judah Ndiku, the Chairman MMUSO Electoral Commission, thanked the MMUST staff who worked tirelessly together with him to ensure that the elections were conducted with high integrity. He however challenged the Student Leaders to tap the students’ confidence and use the power of engagement.

The OCS Kakamega Central Police Station, Mr. Mohammed Guyo, commended the University for the peaceful elections and urged the students leaders to be good peace ambassadors in Kenya at this critical time in its history.

In his maiden speech as the Chairman of the Students Governing Council, Brian Okeja, thanked the electoral body for the free and fair elections. He also thanked the parliamentarians for the maturity exhibited during the voting exercise and promised to take care of the interests of all students. Brian requested the University Management to give the student leadersthe necessary inspiration, motivation and guidance.

The outgoing Ag. SGC Chairperson, thanked the University Management for the support and cooperation they accorded them during their reign. He outlineda number of successful projects through active dialogue and lobbying which he said should be encouraged by the incoming student’s leadership.

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