The orientation for the first year students continued, Thursday September 27, 2012 with the address by the Registrar Academic Affairs Dr. Suleiman Habil Okech, after a short lull occasioned by an industrial action by staffers in Kenya’s public universities that was however sorted out following mutual return to work deal hammered between Government and the country’s varsity Unions.
The orientation week followed a series of familiarization sessions for the freshmen at the departmental and faculty level. During the event, the students were advised on a wide range of issues including security within campus, fee payment policy, ICT services, library regulations, health and catering services.
While congratulating the new students for securing a place at JKUAT, Dr. Okech, told the new students the university was an important place where they would actualize not only their dreams, but also Kenya’s aspirations.
“Always strive to adhere to the rules of engagement in order to enjoy fruitful stay and operation in the university”, averred the Registrar.
The University Librarian, Lawrence Wanyama exhorted the students to fully utilize the library resources including electronic materials which are accessible within the university. The University Librarian exhorted the new students to ‘intensively and extensively’ develop a culture of reading which he said was crucial in broadening their worldview.
On her part, Emma Wamulokoli , the Dean of Students impressed upon the students to embrace ethical values and the spirit of hard work during their stay in the university. The freshmen were also addressed by JKUSO officials led by the Chair, Mr. Wandambusi and other university staff.
The orientation of the new students comes to a close, Monday, October 1, 2012 when the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga will address the new students at the University Pavilion.