A Remarkable Matriculation Ceremony Marks the Start of a New Academic Journey at MUST
The Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) family welcomed its newest members with great enthusiasm during the recent matriculation ceremony held at the Graduation Gardens on Monday, 4th September 2023. The event, graced by Our Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, was a beacon of hope and inspiration for the first-year students embarking on their academic voyage and an opportunity for them engage with the University’s management, faculty, staff and students.
The matriculation ceremony, a culmination of a week-long orientation process, aimed to ensure a seamless transition for the students into the MUST community. Fr. Dr. Elias Kinoti, the MUST Chaplain, set the tone for the day with an inspiring devotion, urging the students to believe in themselves and foster respect for one another. His words emphasized the importance of flexibility, respect for leadership, and understanding each other’s rights.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration, Finance, and Planning), Prof. Charity Gichuki, emphasized the value of responsibility and encouraged the students to become exemplary ambassadors of MUST. The Students Association of Meru University (SAMU) Leadership, led by the Chairman Mr. Kariuki Wachira, stressed the significance of academic priorities while also encouraging active participation in sports and student-led societies. The SAMU leadership assured the students that they exist to serve and support them throughout their academic journey.
With a commitment to nurturing competitive, innovative, and professional graduates, MUST aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to drive positive change globally. This mission is underpinned by a dedication to quality education, training, and research, coupled with cutting-edge technology and a highly qualified faculty.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Simon Thuranira, offered guidance on adhering to university regulations and maintaining a steadfast pursuit of academic excellence.
In his welcoming address, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Romanus Odhiambo exuded joy as he welcomed the students to the MUST family. He emphasized that their time at MUST would shape their future, urging them to embrace the institution’s values and way of life.
Prof. Odhiambo highlighted the unique environment surrounding the university, particularly the proximity to the Lower Imenti forest, home to awe-inspiring elephants. He emphasized the need for responsible coexistence with nature, aligning it with the responsibility the students have towards their studies and the community.
The Vice-Chancellor celebrated the accomplishments of MUST students, showcasing their achievements in various innovative projects and sports. He encouraged students to actively engage with the numerous clubs and societies, emphasizing that their time at MUST is not only about academic pursuits but also about personal growth and development.
In conclusion, Prof. Odhiambo urged students to step out of their comfort zones, invest in themselves, and embrace the diversity that defines MUST. He emphasized the importance of unity, peace, and respect for one another, encouraging students to make the most of their time at the University.
The matriculation ceremony was a resounding success, setting the stage for a transformative academic journey for the first-year students. With the unwavering support of the faculty and staff, the new members of the MUST family are poised to achieve their academic and life goals, leaving an indelible mark on the world.
Welcome to Meru University of Science and Technology, where innovation meets education, and where the leaders of tomorrow are nurtured. Congratulations, and may your journey be filled with remarkable achievements and endless possibilities.