Transforming Higher Education: Quality Teaching and Learning in the Technological Era
Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) witnessed a momentous event on 14th and 15th August, 2023 that brought together the institution’s esteemed faculty members from the eight (8) Schools; School of Agriculture and Food Science (SAFS), School of Business and Economics (SBE), School of Computing and Informatics (SCI), School of Education (SEd), School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA),School of Health Sciences (SHS), School of Nursing (SoN)and School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS). The Vice Chancellor’s address at this event echoed MUST’s commitment to excellence and innovation, emphasizing the critical theme of “Quality Teaching and Learning in the Technological Era.” This address highlighted MUST’s pivotal role in shaping the leaders of tomorrow and adapting to the swiftly evolving landscape of higher education.
In his address, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, expressed his delight in addressing a gathering of educators, researchers, and mentors who play a pivotal role in steering the destiny of Meru University of Science and Technology. Prof. Odhiambo further added that the faculty’s contributions to education, research, innovation, and community service have not only garnered recognition for the University but have also reinforced MUST’s dedication to excellence.
The event served as a testament to the collaborative spirit that defines Meru University of Science and Technology. Beyond the Vice Chancellor’s insightful address, the gathering itself was a vibrant and interactive meeting where the University management and esteemed faculty came together to share ideas, perspectives, and experiences. This dynamic exchange of thoughts enriched the discourse on quality teaching and learning in the technological era. Faculty members, representing diverse disciplines and expertise, engaged in fruitful discussions that highlighted innovative pedagogical approaches, strategies for curriculum enhancement, and ways to forge stronger connections between academia and industry. This interactive platform underscored MUST’s commitment to fostering a culture of open dialogue and shared responsibility, ultimately paving the way for a more robust and forward-thinking educational framework.
Furthermore, Prof. Odhiambo advocated for promoting postgraduate studies, organizing planned activities, nurturing students’ career paths, and fostering a culture of ethical examination practices. These actions collectively contribute to elevating the standards of academic endeavors and ensuring the holistic development of students.
In essence, the Vice Chancellor’s address was a call to action, rallying the faculty to navigate the ever-changing educational landscape with enthusiasm and courage. The address recognized their accomplishments, both in research and innovation, and instilled confidence in their ability to build an educational legacy that echoes throughout generations. With the shared commitment to quality teaching and learning, Meru University of Science and Technology is poised to carve a path of excellence in education for years to come.
“I stand here in awe of your accomplishments, both in research and innovation, and I am confident that together, we can build an educational legacy that transcends time. Let us embark on this journey with enthusiasm, courage, and the belief that through quality teaching and learning, we will shape not only the lives of our students but also the destiny of our beloved institution that we love so much, the great Meru University of Science and Technology. Thank you for your unwavering dedication. Let us forge ahead into this exciting future, arm in arm, as a beacon of excellence in education.”, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, Vice-Chancellor, MUST.