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MUST Students Win KWS National Competition

 

KWS Competition

The MUST family joined the world in celebrating the WORLD WILDLIFE DAY by creating awareness on the importance of wildlife and marine conservancy at a Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Essay Writing Award Ceremony in Isiolo County.

The essay writing competition organized by the Kenya Wildlife Service, through the Conservation Education and Extension Department, required students from primary, secondary and Universities to hand in essays aimed at solving some of the challenges faced by wildlife and marine.

MUST topped the winning list with three of our students bagging awards:

  1. Edgar Machio Sanya (Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management)
  2. Agnes Chirchir (4th Yr Bachelor of Science in Statistics)
  3. Brian Kinyua Magiri (4th Yr Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management)

This year’s theme, “Recovering Key Species for Ecosystem Restoration”, seeks to raise awareness of the critically endangered species flora and fauna in our ecosystem, with a view to generate and implement workable solutions to conserve them.

Ag. Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Simon Thuranira and Director, Quality Assurance and Career Services & Patron, UNESCO Club, Dr. Euince Marete

The #MeruUniversity family, led by the Ag. Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Simon Thuranira and Director, Quality Assurance and Career Services & Patron, UNESCO Club, Dr. Eunice Marete participated in the event that included an awareness procession, guiding people on the most effective ways to relate with the wild animals. The procession covered parts of Isiolo County.

Wildlife day procession

Meru University of Science and Technology nurtures students through Quality Education and Holistic Development to furnish the world with problem solvers. The University’s management has a keen focus on nurturing talents through our various clubs and societies. These talents and skills create solutions to global challenges.

World Wildlife Day Prize Presentation

Speaking at the award ceremony, Dr. Eunice Marete applauded all officials for creating spaces for students to offer their input. Listing the variety of programmes offered at MUST that serve the community through solving environmental challenges, the Director urged people to take up courses tailored to effect the change we need. For more on our programmes: https://www.must.ac.ke/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/MUST-Courses-Brochure-2020-2021.pdf

The MUST family is dedicated in more ways than one, to protecting our environment.

The Chancellor’s Forest is an initiative geared towards offsetting carbon emissions. We planted over 40,000 trees in the last tree planting exercise. The annual farmer’s day variety show is a day designed to educate local farmers on the best and newly improved farming practices. Our University is currently running several projects offering lasting solutions to societal challenges. Among them, the Sanitation Research Institute houses the Feacal Sludge Management, a project that is offering improved sanitation solutions within schools in our communities while creating wealth from our waste.

Meru University offers a variety of market-relevant programmes that cater to the global environmental challenges.

Here are our short courses: https://www.must.ac.ke/shortcourses/

The MUST family appreciates the Kenya Wildlife Service and all other partners for leading conservations on awareness of wildlife and marine conservation. We invite everyone to join the United Nations in establishing sustainable model supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by playing your part.

Goal 1. No poverty

Goal 2. Zero hunger

Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13. Climate Action

Goal 15. Life on land

“It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.” Dalai Lama

Welcome to a University that cares about our tomorrow: www.must.ac.ke

Here are moments captured from the World Wildlife Day:

World Wildlife Day Photo Participants

World Wildlife Day Procession

World Wildlife Dance

Wildlife day Prize Presentation

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