New JKUSA Offices Launched

VC Prof. Ngumi cuts the ribbon to officially launch the JKUSA offices.

The Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) has officially launched new, state-of-the-art offices in a move to better serve students and look into their welfare. The launch of the new offices was presided over by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, on Monday, February 27.

Speaking during the ceremony, Prof. Ngumi commended the outgoing student leadership team led by Mark Thiong’o for successfully undertaking the project and ensuring students have access to the best possible resources to support their academic pursuits.

Prof. Ngumi makes a point during her address.

“I believe these new offices will provide a conducive environment for students to engage in meaningful discussions, to work on projects and seek guidance and support of the student leadership. In keeping with the identity of JKUAT, it is my hope that these offices will serve as a hub for innovation, collaboration and excellence,” she said.

Unlike the old JKUSA office that had a single room, the new offices include a dedicated reception desk, and seven offices for the JKUSA Executive Council members, including the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary General, Academic Secretary, Finance Secretary, Sports and Entertainment Secretary, and the Health, Catering and Accommodation Secretary.

“In the old offices, it was difficult to properly serve students since we were all under one roof, despite holding different dockets. The lack of structured office space made it challenging to be present for students whenever they needed us. We are delighted that this dream has finally come of age,” said Mark Thiong’o.

Mark Thiong’o gives a tour of the offices to the Vice Chancellor.

The outgoing JKUSA President paid tribute to his council for staying the course, and thanked the university management for the dedicated support that saw the project come to fruition. The new JKUSA Chairperson-elect, Brian Mutevu, pledged to ensure the dream of the outgoing council is actualized by diligently serving the interest of students.

“We shall live true to our promises to comrades by serving them with dedication, and making sure that these offices are safe spaces they can entrust with their grievances and challenges,” said Mutevu.

The launch of the new JKUSA offices was also graced by members of the university management board, who collectively pledged to continue the collaborative framework of engagement with the student leadership for the benefit of students.

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