It was empowering! That is how James Mukuna Gachie who has completed a three month exchange programme at the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, Canada felt upon his return to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
During the 2015 spring semester, the final year Information Technology student was inducted into technology innovation, projects management, global microeconomics for managers, business to business to marketing and strategic marketing.
Although the spring weather nearly took a toll on him, Gachie believes he has acquired critical knowledge, experience and networks that would impact his career.
“Because of the case learning, I can now hold an opinion and express it to the community of intellectuals, entrepreneurs and investors,” avers Gachie.
Known for his efforts to empower and promote student led enterprises, Gachie has himself come up with queuing app that he believes will decongest lines in public places like banks, and supermarkets. He is already working with a number of partners in Kenya and Canada towards actualization of his innovation.
The coordinator of the JKUAT – Ivey Business School exchange programme, Ms. Pamela Odhiambo said Gachie was a diligent and ingenious student whose efforts and success has brought much pride to JKUAT.
Gachie was among the 9 outstanding students from Africa who were sponsored by Charles and Rita Field Marsham Award Foundation to undertake the exchange programmes. The Foundation seeks to consolidate positive change and progress in Africa through education.