It was pomp and colour at Mount Kenya University where close to 7000 students from Mount Kenya University were conferred with degrees, diplomas and certificates during the University’s 16th graduation ceremony at happy valley graduation pavilion.
The ceremony was presided over by the Chancellor, Prof. John J. Struthers and attended by over 30,000 students, parents and guardians. Hon. John Mwirigi was among the graduates who celebrated their success after graduating with Bachelor of Education.
Hon. John Mwirigi with Dr. Christopher Mutembei,Director, Centre for proffessional development
Prof. Simon Gicharu, Chairman Board of Directors, said the University is fully committed to ensuring that they offer the best training possible and that he has requested the Vice-Chancellor to initiate the process of rebranding of research and postgraduate training at Mount Kenya University.
Prof. Gicharu invited doctors and researchers to join hands, make use of the facilities and opportunity provided jointly by MKU and our partners to ensure that cancer pandemic is arrested once and for all. Recently MKU held a symposium on cutting edge management of lifestyle diseases.
A section of graduates celebrating their achievement.
The Guest Speaker Dr Charles Mulli of Mullys Chilldren home congratulated the graduating class of 2019 saying they are a blessed generation of professionals who will help make an impact in their respective fields.
Mulli urged the university to embrace the University of Iowa’s model of community-engaged learning saying the community around a university is a specialized type of learning facility, a kind of a library or even a laboratory that is richly endowed with real-life situations that help the students to internalize the theory they learn by practicing it.