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Varsity, county agree on collaboration

Pg9. DP William Ruto with Governor Joseph Lenku at MUA 6th graduation ceremony on December 11. Photo by Caleb Larum.

THEMATIC AREAS: MUA will support county government efforts in vocational, technical and sports training for the youth

  • Partnership will also extend to outreach programmes to improve agriculture, mining and environmental protection

The county government and the Management University of Africa have agreed to work together in the areas of health as well as vocational and technical training, among others.

This was revealed by Governor Joseph ole Lenku during the sixth graduation ceremony at the university on December 11.

“The two entities consulted and agreed to work together in six (6) thematic areas such as health, vocational, technical and sports training for the youth, and sustainable development issues,” said Lenku.

Lenku, while presenting his keynote speech during the graduation, said that in health matters, the university clinic will facilitate access to healthcare by the local community where the facility will be open to members of the public.

He also said MUA will support county government efforts in vocational, technical and sports training for the youth.

“We shall collaborate on business development education and training as well as research and development for sustainable development,” said the governor.

Lenku said their partnership will also extend to outreach programmes to improve agriculture, mining and environmental protection.

Additionally, he said, both shall work together to ensure the training of county government staff on governance, public service delivery and administration.

“I do not doubt that these joint initiatives will impact positively on the lives of Kisaju residents. As a show of commitment, an MoU is at an advanced stage between my government and MUA on these matters,” said the governor.

Universal Education

Higher education in Kenya plays an important role in socio-economic development, he said.

“I am informed that MUA has trained you for the world. I am confident to say that you are now global citizens. Today, you are being released into the global job market to live and work anywhere in the world,” said Lenku.

Alma matter

Lenku urged the graduands to be good ambassadors of their alma mater by partnering with the university to run development projects, such as contributing to the university endowment fund.

He appealed to them to negotiate opportunities for partnership with their alma mater to promote and enhance research and attract funding.

“Such funding will develop and enhance university facilities. I also urge you to participate in the growth and development of MUA because MUA impacted your progress and enabled your future,” Lenku said.

 

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