The Mombasa County Education Executive, Mr. Tendai Lewa Mtana has said Vision 2030 can only become a reality if efforts were dedicated towards investing in quality education.
Addressing participants during the official opening of the 14th Exhibition for University Education held in Mombasa, Thursday, March 17, 2016, Mr. Lewa hailed the Commission for University Education (CUE) for staging the fete pointing out that such exhibitions were an excellent forum and an eye-opener for most youth in Mombasa as it enabled them interact with the various institutions and make informed decisions on their career paths.
The exhibition dubbed ‘Celebrating University expansion through diversity and integration’ saw 41 universities throughout the country showcase what they offer.
“A good University can be defined as one that imparts quality education, has the right infrastructure and also churns out leaders. Selecting an institution that answers to this definition is not easy, when the choice is large. I’m glad that the Commission for University Education choose Mombasa for this,” said Mr. Lewa.
While visiting the JKUAT Stand, the Education Executive was impressed by a presentation done by Information and Technology students; Kennedy Maina, Alex Chege and Brian Opiyo on online courier management application dubbed TekeTeke Courier Management System.
In a speech read by the Chairman, Commission for University Education, Prof. Henry Thairu, the Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i acknowledged that universities were facing financial challenges, but assured the universities officials that his ministry will work with them to mitigate the challenge. He encouraged the universities to intensify Income Generating Activities (IGA) to lessen the financial burden most of them faced.
Dr. Matiang’i further urged the universities to partner with industries especially in research and innovation to ensure that the country is a knowledge led economy hence enhancing the livelihood of the citizens.
The three-day exhibition comes to an end, Saturday, March 19, 2016.