Adieu to Former Academic Registrar

Prof. Imbuga presents artistic portrait to Dr. Okech at the farewell

Staffers from the Academic Affairs Division, Thursday August 22, 2013 paid glowing tribute to Dr. Suleiman Okech, the former Registrar, now Director, JKUAT managed Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park who for seven years until June 2013, steered the Division to greater achievements.

Speaker after speaker acknowledged the rare qualities of humility and sense of willpower that Dr. Okech exhibited during his service that saw him register immense accomplishments, that notably saw an unprecedented increase of the number of students during his tenure from 7000, to the current figure of 35, 000 students.

Equally, Dr Okech was credited for providing the much needed leadership that has so far led to the massive expansion of JKUAT now running its academic programmes almost in all the major towns of the country’s counties and in a number of other towns in the East Africa, Horn of Africa and West Africa regions.

Prof. Imbuga (standing), Prof. Kahangi (right), prof. Odhiambo (Second left) and Dr. Okech share light moment during the farewell

Speaking at a farewell party for Dr. Okech that was organized and attended by the Division’s administrators, Prof. Mabel Imbuga, the Vice Chancellor commended the academic Division for its high level of integrity that it had continued to exhibit in the management of University examinations that she added had brought great honour and repute to JKUAT.

A section of the staffers at the farewell

Prof. Imbuga used the occasion to encourage the entire JKUAT fraternity to be patriotic to the university and guard against engaging in activities that could be injurious to the university. She reminded the staffers of their obligation to invest in the promotion of the welfare of JKUAT that she said would result in advancing the general good of ‘all of us in JKUAT’.

What Other University staff said about Dr. Okech

“I am privileged to have worked with Dr. Okech. During his tenure, he was respectful and consultative. God has now elevated him to nurture the Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park,” Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, DVC, Academic Affairs.

“Dr. Okech was a performer who did not entertain any nonsense. He retires from Academic division to oversee research and innovation at the Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park,” Prof. Esther Kahangi, DVC Research, Production and Innovation.

“He is a great man whom I wish I could work with longer,” Mr. Muchai Mbugua, Registrar, Administration, Planning and Development

“Dr. Okech is an agreeable person who has taught us a lot. He has left us a cohesive team, totally committed to duty,” Mr. Antony Kiswi, Acting Registrar, Academic Affairs

“He was a determined servant and mentor who taught me the art of delegation at the workplace” Mr. Titus Wasike, Finance Officer

“Dr. Okech is a humble man who devolved administration in the Academic Affairs Division,” Rose Dinga, Senior Administrative Assistant

“Dr. Okech is a resourceful person who respects everybody, small or big. He handled us with mush patience and support,” Mrs. Wamwai, Administrator

While giving  vote of thanks, Nancy Oloshukoki of the Division’s Planning and Budgetary unit described the outgoing registrar as a leader whose services and counsel would be missed and wished him well in his next station.

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