Varsity Conducts 18th Graduation Ceremony Online

Graced by Chief Guest CS Ministry of ICT Innovation and Youth Affairs Mr. Joe Mucheru .EGH , University founder & Chairman Board of Directors Prof. Simon Gicharu, University Chancellor Prof. John Struthers , Vice Chancellor Prof. Stanley Waudo &University staff.

 

Themed "Embracing Innovative Digital Technologies in Higher Education: Excelling Amidst Emerging Challenges" perhaps to share MKU's steady stride and tremendous efficiency in delivering quality training through E-learning, administering CATs & Examinations online and now the crown of it all, conducting it's 18th Graduation ceremony Virtually. In line with MoH guidelines of social distancing and use of technology in flattening the curve.

 

It's key highlight is the story of a Septuagenarian soon to be Octogenarian from South Sudan aged 78 Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey spoke this about his academic journey in Mount Kenya University.


“ I have totally changed intellectually and now possess world knowledge and the legacy of late age study. I shall remain MKU Alumni and participate effectively, promoting this esteemed African university.”

 

Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey zeal and determination won the admiration of many. Among them is Chairman BOD Prof. Simon Gicharu. Through his Official Twitter handle @SimonNGicharu , his tweet reads

 

"Meet Dr. Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey, a South Sudan national who graduated with a PhD in History at #MKU18thGraduation
At the 'tender' age of 78, Dr Ajou dismantled stereotypes on his path to academic self actualization. His goal, he told me, was not to secure a job. " 

 

The University Chancellor Prof. John Struthers acknowledged the effect of COVID-19, absence of graduands and the magic that is Technology.

 

"I am once more honored to preside over this 18th MKU Graduation which by any measure is surely a unique graduation ceremony due to the impact of the coronavirus disease which has prevented most of the usual participants including the graduands, their families and friends from participating physically this year. Rather we have been brought together this year by the wonders of digital and livestreaming technologies." Prof. John Struthers, Chancellor said

 

Mount Kenya University's virtual 18th Graduation cements it's commitment breathing to life the theme of this year's graduation:- Embracing Innovative Digital Technologies in Higher Education: Excelling Amidst Emerging Challenges.