Over 300 Attend the JKUAT Students’ Orientation

ZETECH College students have been urged to set targets that will see them achieve their educational goals.

Speaking at Pioneer Campus on Friday, April 27 2012 during the orientation of over 300 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) students undertaking their programmes at ZETECH College, Prof. Edwin Wamukoya (Principal), challenged students to set targets and benchmarks that would inevitably lead to their academic success.

“While you are here set targets and structures that will help you in your education. Such targets will serve as your roadmap and help you know when you are off the mark,” he said.

Prof. Wamukoya detailed the numerous opportunities within the ZETECH Community that are aimed at developing students both academically and socially; into all round individuals ready to face the challenges of contemporary society. He reiterated the College’s commitment to develop careers by urging them to use the Placement Office to be linked to the outside world.

He further urged them to take part in various co-curricular activities within the school to develop themselves, citing the annual Mr. and Miss ZETECH pageant as an avenue for students wishing to explore part time careers in modeling.

“The College believes in offering students the best training in lecture-room settings, but also encourages and emphasizes on the need for them to realize and develop their talents by engaging in co-curricular activities,” he added.

While tackling examination matters, the Principal sounded a stern warning to students who would be found engaging in examination irregularities; adding that such would constitute to Gross Misconduct which, depending on the Disciplinary Committee’s decision, might lead to expulsion.

“I want to warn you early enough that examination irregularities are not going to be tolerated in this institution. Should any of you be found engaging in such practices, I will gladly write you an expulsion letter. We do not want to release into society, dishonest people who are categorized as ‘misfits’,” he explained.

Students who attended the orientation were optimistic of academic success while at ZETECH. Kevin Wamwea said that he made the right choice by joining ZETECH, as it is among the best tertiary institutions.

“ZETECH is among the best colleges in Nairobi and I’m happy to be here. I look forward to a bright future in this institution,” remarked the student joining the College to pursue a Bachelor in Business Information Technology (BBIT) degree programme.