2021 first years excited about face-to-face learning
Zetech University has opened its door to resume face-to-face learning to students, excited to allow students to enjoy the serene learning environment. From 4th January, the Zetech staff and faculty were ready to welcome the students and serve them as we adopt top the new normal.
Taken through a routine check under the MOH directives, hundreds of students accompanied by their parents and guardians ensured they had their face masks on, observed proper social distancing and recorded their details for tracing. To guarantee safety, the admissions team were keen to serve students promptly in ensuring they had very limited time within the campus to ease congestion. The University will hold an orientation session on Friday, 8th January for self and government sponsored students.
Commenting on the reporting for the new students, Dr. Alice Njuguna, the DVC Academics, Research, Innovation, Extension and Student Affairs appreciated the students who reported for showing interest in joining a leading private University in Kenya. In her statements, “We convey our sincere appreciation to our parents and guardians for trusting us with students during this challenging season. As a University, we wish to frontier all the precautions in ensuring that everyone within campus is safe and free.” she said.
Reflecting on the previous semesters for the last year since COVID 19 outbreak where the physical learning was halted, the University successful transitioned to online/remote learning dubbed “blended learning” which attracted most students learning through the digital interface with students enjoying uninterrupted learning with last year graduation done as scheduled. “Given the success of our online learning programme, we are encouraging interested students to enroll for online learning and study anywhere and at any time.” added Dr. Njuguna.
Opportunistic about the new semester, Bachelor of Accounting and Finance student Dorcas Otieno Adhiambo yearns to socialize and network with her classmates. “I am so happy to be in this serene environment as l look forward to doing my best academically and at least interact with my lecturers as we smile and laugh in the sessions ahead of us in 2021.” She said.
The University has this semester prioritized both students and staff safety with increased infrastructure and an isolation center for unusual cases; the team will also strive to ease congestion for better service delivery. While guiding most students and parents on the measures put in place, Mr. Moses Maina, Executive Director Corporate Affairs actively ensured the visiting parents and guardians were guided and reminded on safety measures. “I am delighted as we commission our new students and enable them to enjoy quality education. As a University, we have set up an ultra-modern tuition block with more classrooms which helps enforce social distancing as many resume face-to-face learning.” he said
Compiled by Felix Ochwal