Former Zetech students James Onsomu (left), Kevin Mukuria (second right), James Odhiambo ( right) pose with the Zetech University Placement Officer Lameck Tala (second left) during an alumni meet up in Nairobi
In a bid to extend and deepen their role in the development of the university, the Zetech University Alumni Association gathered in members in late April where they unanimously resolved to inject time and resources towards positioning the association as a dependable advancement instrument both at individual and institutional level.
This was resolved in a member’s seminar that sort to reemphasize the critical role played by alumni in the lives of students and the overall growth of an institution. The event was spearheaded by the varsity’ Placement Office through which the management’s commitment to fully embrace the alumni in steering Zetech to higher heights was relayed.
As is custom at Zetech, the university management led by the Dean of Student Affairs and Campus Directors were present to communicate the university’s appreciation and support in all endeavors the Alumni will embark on, to grow the varsity.
“Alumni remain critical to the growth and development of any institution; it is a great forum for you all to interact, network as well as mentor our student community.” Elizabeth Muhia, Dean of Student Affairs said to the members.
The group on their part, led by the Alumni Association Chairman Nicholas Saoke and Vice Chair Steve Dongla, engaged in a lengthy debate on ideas to grow the association and to capture interest from as many former students as possible.
The team agreed to fast track preparations for an upcoming Alumni dinner that is scheduled to take place in June and is expected to further engage the alumni in a night of networking, interaction and forward thinking.
“This is a great opportunity for us to give back to Zetech as it played a key role in making up get to where we are today; let us work together and be passionate about progressing the university.” shared Dongla, the Alumni Vice Chair.
Following hours of deliberation, the team agreed to improve on communication amongst all alumni and agreed that indeed there is need to amplify communication to reach as many Zetech alumni and to make sure the Zetech Alumni Association is one of the best in the country, across the country and the continent.
Indeed, the role of alumni of an institution cannot be understated as they are well placed to understand the challenges faced by students and leaders, as well as take up the responsibility of mentoring young minds.