Friday, 26 February, 2021 will go down in MUST history as the day we, the Meru University of Science and Technology family, held our 8th Graduation Ceremony. It is a day of firsts as most of our graduands with their loved ones tuned in from different parts of the world. The graduation ceremony was virtual as the University stayed true to the world’s new normal.
Our Chancellor, Dr. James Mwangi conferred Degrees and awarded Diplomas and Certificates to 1240 graduands of the Class of 2021, who are now the latest addition to the Alumni Association of Meru University of Science and Technology (AAMUST).
The delightful event started off at 9:00am. Live on KTN as the always vibrant Kenya Police Band led the Chancellor’s Procession with this year’s mace bearer, Ag. Dean, School of Nursing, Dr. Mary Joy Kaimuri led the way.
The event was graced by various speakers who congratulated the graduands and offered words of wisdom to the well-nurtured graduates as they join the global community.
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Our Chancellor, Dr, James Mwangi implored the graduands and the world to live up to the theme of this year’s graduation: transforming the rapidly changing world through leadership and innovation. “This year’s graduation theme gives an insight into where the world is going now in terms of innovation. Today, we are in the technological revolution. This revolution has reached around the world, with important consequences for business, government, and the labour market. Computer-aided design, telecommunications, and other developments are allowing small players to compete with traditional giants in manufacturing and other fields.” Dr. Mwangi.
The Permanent Secretary, State Department for University Education and Research, Amb. Simon Nabukwesi urged all students in Kenyan Universities to embrace innovation. Speaking during the graduation, he stated that the Government of Kenya is keenly aware of the role of innovation thus created Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA). Amb. Nabukwesi said that innovations hatched in Kenya are incubated and disseminated by KeNIA.
MUST University Council, led by the Chairman, Prof. Bosire Monari Mwebi captures a moment with the Chancellor, Dr. James Mwangi and the PS, State Department for University Education and Research, Amb. Simon Nabukwesi.
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The Class of 2021 was offered a word of wisdom by the Chairman of Council.
“You depart MUST an empowered person and into the world that is full of challenges. The world out there is not only going to look at your credentials but your ability to cope and succeed. Some of the attributes that would be valuable in your journey will be your ability to demonstrate a high degree of character, honesty, critical thinking, and ability to work with others. These attributes among others will propel your achievements to higher echelons of any profession.” Prof. Bosire Monari Mwebi.
Our Vice-Chancellor. Prof. Romanus Odhiambo congratulated the Class of 2021 for working hard. Prof. Odhiambo thanked the parents and guardians for supporting the students and applauded the University staff for their continued dedication. The Vice-Chancellor reiterated that the University has and will continue to embrace the use of technology and innovation to empower communities and the world while solving the challenges faced.
“The Alumni Association of Meru University aims to grow and diversify the network of engaging alumni around the world as well as to harness the significant goodwill that exists for the common good of the Alma Mater & University.” The Chairman, AAMUST, Dr. Arch. James Kimathi.
To read more on our University and the 8th Graduation Ceremony, here is a link to the 8th Graduation Souvenir Magazine:
HONGERA TO THE CLASS OF 2021. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU
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