The University Management has recognized and honoured former Jomo Kenyatta Union Student Association (JKUSA) officials in a ceremony where the leaders were awarded certificates and trophies in appreciation of their steadfast and diligent service to the JKUAT student fraternity during the period between 2020 and 2021.
The brief ceremony conducted in the Council Boardroom, March 2, 2022, rekindled memories of a rather tumultuous time occasioned by the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic when the former officials worked closely with the University Management to steer the University fraternity through the challenges that saw the introduction of new online modes of teaching and learning.
Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi lauded the former officials for writing their own legacies in the history of the University as the first JKUSA office to be present during a pandemic and steering the University community through the adversity.
“I want to commend this former office for demonstrating resilience and leadership especially when we faced the unprecedented Covid-19 scourge and the roll-out of the online teaching. This was and still is one of the most trying times for the country and the world as a whole, but you proved that synergy between JKUSA and the University Management is an important element if the institution is to run smoothly,” Prof. Wambui observed.
Prof. Wambui also thanked the student leaders for organizing various beneficial events such as the Health Drive where students were provided free health services, and further urged them to carry on their leadership skills even after completing their studies.
The Vice Chancellor implored them to emulate current leaders who worked hard and succeeded and urged them to be professional and carry the JKUAT flag high.
The meeting was also addressed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Bernard Ikua and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Prof. Robert Kinyua.