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MKU THIKA AND NYERI CAMPUS STUDENT LEADERS INDUCTION TRAINING FORUM HELD IN NAKURU FROM 5TH – 9TH APRIL 2016

The Dean of students’ office held the annual students leaders induction forum for Thika and Nyeri campus from 5th – 9th March 2016 in Nakuru. The forums objective was to introduce the newly elected Mount Kenya University Students Association (MKUSA) leaders to the structure and operations of the University in whose management they are expected to participate. The forum also provided an opportunity for the leaders to raise concerns and propose recommendations on issues affecting the students for consideration by the University management. The forum was attended by 10 elected MKUSA student leaders, 8 (eight) from Thika (Main) and 2 (two) from Nyeri campuses, their respective Associate Deans of Students, the Dean of Students and representative of the University management led by the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Students’ Welfare Alumni and Marketing Services.

 

 List of Attendees:-

S/N

NAME

POSITION/DESIGNATION

CAMPUS

1

Mr. Charles Karondo

MKUSA President

Thika

2

Ms. Mary Nashipai

MKUSA Vice President

Thika

3

Mr. Abdirizaq Abdullahi

MKUSA Secretary General

Thika

4

Mr. Majok Makur

MKUSA Academic Minister

Thika

5

Mr. Hassan Omar

MKUSA Finance Minister

Thika

6

Mr. Sylvester Nekeel

MKUSA Sports Minister

Thika

7

Mr. Edwin Opatia

MKUSA External Affairs Minister

Thika

8

Ms. Caroline Chepkorir

MKUSA Health and Accommodation

Thika

9

Mr. Kennedy Okoti

MKUSA Student Representative

Nyeri

10

Mr. Kevin

MKUSA Student Representative

Nyeri

 

During the forum the following were discussed:

  1. Students’ welfare programs.
  2. Students’ governance and responsibilities as MKUSA leaders.
  3. Balancing Academics and leadership.
  4. Managing conflicts and relationship of student leaders with faculty/staff members in schools.
  5. Handling of pressure from students.
  6. Communication structures.
  7. Handling media, writing/addressing memos and letters.
  8. Procedures addressing matters affecting students.
  9. Leadership skills
  10. Conflict management/resolutions.
  11. MKUSA constitution key areas.
  12. Role of Division of SWAMA in University Management with reference to students’ welfare.
  13. Financing of activities in the University, financial management and accountability and integrity issues in leadership.
  14. Time management.
  15. Leadership etiquette.

 

Collection of Certificates

This is to inform all 8th graduation graduates that their certificates are ready and will be issued from 9th September 2015 across all the campuses

Commencement of classes

 

Please note that classes commenced today (7/9/2015) and you are supposed to sign the attendance register during each lecture

 

Dr. Ronald Maathai

 

Registrar Academic Affairs