Students pursuing business related courses have been urged by business professional bodies in the Country to undertake professional studies alongside academic courses to match up with industrial needs.
The Centre of Professional Studies, domiciled in the University’s School of Business organized a career talk for their students, Friday, February 19, 2021.
The career talk featured Kenya’s renowned business professional bodies such as Kenya Institute of Supplies Examination Board (KISEB), Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM), Human Resource Management Professionals Examinations Board (HRMPEB) and Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB).
Mr. Alex Ondieki, a Senior Student Administrator at HRMPEB said, professional certification enhances professional credibility which is in accordance with the law . He added that professional certification also hones work-force experience.
In order to bridge the gap between academia and the industry, Mr. Sebastian Mwalili a representative from KISEB, acknowledged that there is the need to equip the trainees with knowledge, practical skills and attitudes that will enable them perform duties as professionals in various organization.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Prof. Robert Kinyua who met the professionals in his boardroom prior to the career talk expressed his delight at their willingness to guide the students saying it will play a big role in moulding holistic students.
“We appreciate all your support and we assure to continue to endeavor this collaboration until students are well trained,” said Prof. Kinyua.
Prof. Kinyua reported that JKUAT’s Center of Professional Studies has witnessed success since its inception seeing that majority of the students had attained a pass in the latest exams.
The Chairperson, Centre of Professional Studies, Department of Economics Accounting and Finance, CPA, Dr. Mereipei Nasieku urged students to take advantage of the presence of professional bodies in the university and learn new ideas suited for their courses.
Dr. Nasieku encouraged students to join one or more professional organization. She explained that professional organizations were created to safeguard their professionalism thus providing job security and ensuring that the quality of the work they produced met the highest standards.
Other speakers during the forum included: Principle, College of Human Resource and Development, Prof. Elegwa Mukulu and Dean, School of Business and Entrepreneurship Dr. Florence Memba among others.