VICE CHANCELLOR’S SPEECH DURING THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF WEBUYE CAMPUS ON FRIDAY, 27TH MARCH 2015 AT THE WEBUYE CAMPUS

H.E Hon. Kenneth Lusaka, the Governor, Bungoma County,

Senator, Bungoma County,

Members of Parliament present,

Members of the County Assembly,

Members of the County Education Board,

University Staff,

Students,

Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Good morning!

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all to the official launch of MMUST Webuye Campus. This launch is an extremely important event for the University, Bungoma County and the Country at large. This launch is the embodiment of a new approach by MMUST management of making university education accessible to all.

It is wonderful to see that this launch has generated much enthusiasm from the Bungoma community and has attracted many scholars not only from within our region but also across the Republic. This Launch comes just after the successful launch of MMUST Busia Town Campus which was held on 24th February this year.

The future is upon us. As partners in the education sector, we should shape our science and education systems to meet the needs of building our national capacity so as to compete globally and venture into highly specialized niches. Allow me to humbly remind you that we are now fully part of the knowledge economy and the challenge is upon us to understand how we can be active powerful participants in such a world rather than to allow other bigger players to determine how we fit into it. We have to become shapers of our history in education; we have to become the subjects of history rather than its objects. So my easy way of thinking about this is to say that we must re- think and shape our future.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the launch of MMUST Webuye Campus is a concrete move by the University in accordance to our vision which is to be a centre of excellence in Science and Technology responsive to development needs of the society through engagement in dynamic knowledge creation and application. The entry of MMUST in this County is an economic driver that will steer the growth of this region. Therefore, my humble appeal is that the locals should embrace this opportunity.  I would like to appeal to all the investors in Bungoma County to construct hostels that will accommodate our students. 

Last year, the University signed an MOU with Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) with the aim of not only improving the quality of education in the country but also opening up more opportunities for teachers and their families to advance with their studies. We, therefore, encourage Bungoma County teachers to take advantage of the provisions of the MOU which offers a 15% discount in fees payable to the University for a teacher, his spouse and children.

We commit to fostering education by maintaining quality standards and working with the County Government and other stakeholders. In conclusion, allow me to thank all those who made this occasion a success. I thank you all for attending this event. 

God Bless You. God Bless MMUST. God Bless Kenya

Prof. F.A.O Otieno FAAS

Vice Chancellor, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

26th March, 2015

Tel: +254 56 30686

Email: vc@mmust.ac.ke

Webuye, Kenya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VICE CHANCELLOR’S SPEECH DURING THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF WEBUYE CAMPUS ON FRIDAY, 27TH MARCH 2015 AT THE WEBUYE CAMPUS

H.E Hon. Kenneth Lusaka, the Governor, Bungoma County,

Senator, Bungoma County,

Members of Parliament present,

Members of the County Assembly,

Members of the County Education Board,

University Staff,

Students,

Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

Good morning!

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all to the official launch of MMUST Webuye Campus. This launch is an extremely important event for the University, Bungoma County and the Country at large. This launch is the embodiment of a new approach by MMUST management of making university education accessible to all.

It is wonderful to see that this launch has generated much enthusiasm from the Bungoma community and has attracted many scholars not only from within our region but also across the Republic. This Launch comes just after the successful launch of MMUST Busia Town Campus which was held on 24th February this year.

The future is upon us. As partners in the education sector, we should shape our science and education systems to meet the needs of building our national capacity so as to compete globally and venture into highly specialized niches. Allow me to humbly remind you that we are now fully part of the knowledge economy and the challenge is upon us to understand how we can be active powerful participants in such a world rather than to allow other bigger players to determine how we fit into it. We have to become shapers of our history in education; we have to become the subjects of history rather than its objects. So my easy way of thinking about this is to say that we must re- think and shape our future.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the launch of MMUST Webuye Campus is a concrete move by the University in accordance to our vision which is to be a centre of excellence in Science and Technology responsive to development needs of the society through engagement in dynamic knowledge creation and application. The entry of MMUST in this County is an economic driver that will steer the growth of this region. Therefore, my humble appeal is that the locals should embrace this opportunity.  I would like to appeal to all the investors in Bungoma County to construct hostels that will accommodate our students.

Last year, the University signed an MOU with Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) with the aim of not only improving the quality of education in the country but also opening up more opportunities for teachers and their families to advance with their studies. We, therefore, encourage Bungoma County teachers to take advantage of the provisions of the MOU which offers a 15% discount in fees payable to the University for a teacher, his spouse and children.

We commit to fostering education by maintaining quality standards and working with the County Government and other stakeholders. In conclusion, allow me to thank all those who made this occasion a success. I thank you all for attending this event.

God Bless You. God Bless MMUST. God Bless Kenya

 

Prof. F.A.O Otieno FAAS

Vice Chancellor, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

26th March, 2015

Tel: +254 56 30686

Email: vc@mmust.ac.ke

Webuye, Kenya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                        

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