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press releaseIn a fete that brought together key players in the research, academia, government and industrial sectors, Zetech University's Research and Innovation Week underscored a commitment to exploring and harnessing the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to drive sustainable development and create a more resilient and circular economy.

Themed “Innovate, Disrupt, Regenerate: Unleashing the Transformative Power of AI for a Circular Economy,” the conference featured discussions on diverse fields that could harness the power of AI and green skills to create a sustainable, equitable, and circular economy. These discussions included sessions on Renewable Energy and Climate Change, Transforming the Education Sector through the use of AI, Media and Digital Transformations, Leveraging AI to Embrace Future Innovations for Circularity, Harnessing AI for Sustainable Growth, Impact of AI Technologies in the Financial Sector, and Entrepreneurship and Start-ups: Disruptive Innovations.

The conference showcased innovations displayed by Zetech University students, faculty, and researchers. These included Virtual Reality technologies, E-Mobility solutions, Circular Economy solutions, and Green Energy solutions.

Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industry, Rebecca Miano, EGH, while giving an address at the official opening of the Research Week, noted that “the government and the ministry recognise the role of research and innovation in driving economic growth. That is why we have made significant investments in research and development, particularly within our academic institutions. By enhancing funding for research projects, providing state-of-the-art facilities, and encouraging collaborations between academia and industry, we are laying the groundwork for a robust innovation ecosystem.”

She further commended Zetech University’s outstanding prowess in Research and Innovation, observing that Zetech University was the first runners-up in Africa and the number one university in East Africa in the Africa Telecommunication Union (ATU) innovation challenge after Veritas University in Nigeria. She also lauded the university for developing a rechargeable battery-powered motorbike, championing environmental sustainability, and commended the recent training programme by Zetech University that hosted South African Wholesale and Retail traders with a cohort of 112 participants, enhancing bilateral relations between Kenya and South Africa.

Zetech University Chancellor Prof. Susan Alfano, in her remarks, reiterated that  “one of the primary objectives of the Research Innovation Week is to strengthen the linkage between industry and academia. In an era where knowledge and technology evolve at an exponential pace, it is imperative that academic institutions and industries collaborate closely.”

She called for continued collaboration and partnerships, urging the industries and companies represented at the event, including the Nation Media Group, Japan Society for Promoting Science, Global Tourism Resilience Centre, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC), Microsoft, Meta Club, Intel, Payd, Techwin Limited, ICEA Lion, Ajira Digital, Circular Innovation Hub, Konza Silicon, ABSA Bank, Huduma Whitebox, EcoTourism Kenya, and ICT Authority among other partners that participated in the research conference, to continue with the spirit of enhancing academia-industry linkages.

Prof. Njenga Munene, Zetech University Vice-Chancellor, showcased the achievements of the university, particularly noting the accomplishments of the Zetech University Innovation Hub(commonly known as iZet Hub) – particularly the Totsi USB Cables, which embrace the Circular Economy by using waste to make the cables. The idea, incubated at the hub, has now grown into a large factory in Kirinyaga County. He further explained the theme, noting, “A circular economy seeks to create a regenerative system where resources are reused, remanufactured, and recycled, and AI can play a pivotal role in this transformation by optimising resource use, improving efficiency, and creating intelligent systems that can learn, adapt, and evolve.”

Zetech University’s Research and Innovation Week and Conference is a testament to the university’s alignment with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 on Sustainable Consumption and Production, and SDG 17 in advancing science, technology, and innovation for sustainable development. To achieve these goals, Zetech University continues to seek partnerships and collaborations with industry partners to offer solutions through research-based learning that promotes the use of Artificial Intelligence in enhancing innovations.

Empowering ExcellenceOn July 1, 2024, Zetech University proudly facilitated an enriching training program for Huduma Centre’s GPO Branch staff, focusing on Customer Care for the Service Industry and Supervisory Skills Development. This initiative aligns seamlessly with Huduma Centre’s commitment to nurturing a customer-centric workforce that prioritises client needs above all.

Customer service training equips agents with the essential skills to excel in their roles. Through continuous training, new employees gain foundational knowledge of organizational operations, while seasoned workers stay abreast of the latest internal processes, technologies, and customer trends. This approach fosters a workforce dedicated to perpetual improvement.

Zetech University's collaboration with Huduma Centre is a testament to its broader initiative in corporate training. The University's Corporate Training Model aims to cultivate a culture of continuous learning, fortify succession planning, develop strong and competent leadership, retain and motivate top talent, and secure a competitive edge.

The training methodology employed by Zetech University is both dynamic and participatory. It includes group discussions, tailored syndicates, case studies, instructor-led sessions, simulations, multimedia learning platforms, coaching, mentorship, and role-playing activities. This diverse approach ensures a comprehensive learning experience.

Employees benefit immensely from this type of training, as it paves the way for career advancement, enhances productivity, fosters self-development, and supports employee retention strategies. Huduma Centre staff expressed their gratitude, noting that the training encouraged them to reassess their thinking, realign their goals, and refine their customer service strategies to better meet customer expectations. They commended Zetech University for its clear guidance and effective training.

Zetech University offers corporate training through two primary categories: Customized Training and Open Enrolment. Customized Training involves a thorough training needs assessment with the organization, followed by the development of tailored courses. Open Enrolment courses are accessible to all practicing professionals and span durations of 3 days to 1 week. Some popular Open Enrolment courses include Finance for Finance Managers, Strategic Communications, Emotional Intelligence Master Class, Climate Change Financing and Sustainability, Project Management, Leading and Managing Teams, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, and Credit Management & Debt Recovery for Microfinance Institutions.

Through these comprehensive corporate training programs, Zetech University continues to empower organizations and individuals, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.

Zetech University Rugby Team CrownedZetech University rugby team 'Zetech Oaks' are the Kenya Rugby Union Nationwide League 2023/24 season champions after emerging victorious against the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) Marines with a 31-13 win in a final held at the RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi on Saturday.

The road to the final was paved with significant victories for both sides. Zetech University secured their spot in the final by defeating Eldoret-based newly formed Project 61 Rugby Club 23-09 in the semifinals to mark their second stint in the championship league. On the other hand, TUM Marines advanced to the final after a 26-23 win against Kakamega's Sigalagala Pirates RFC.

The game was marked by intense physicality and strategic brilliance, with both teams leaving everything on the field in their quest for glory.  Zetech University went to the break leading 13-10, and the second half saw Zetech University dominate proceedings scoring back-to-back triesto extend their lead, Zetech University held on to win the match 31-13 at full time.

Climate ChangeIn a resounding demonstration of environmental stewardship, Zetech University commemorated World Environment Day with two significant events that underscored its commitment to sustainability and climate action. On June 8, 2024, the university’s Technology Park Mang’u Campus hosted a tree planting event led by the Vice President Endorsee of the LEO International Club, Dr. Manoj Shah. Earlier in the week, on June 5, 2024, Zetech University collaborated with the Kiambu-Ruiru Sub County government to celebrate the day under the slogan ‘Mazingira Bora Maisha Bora,’ meaning ‘Better Environment, Better Life.’

The event in Ruiru was a success, drawing hundreds of participants from the community, county all eager to contribute to environmental conservation. The activities included tree planting, watering, and gardening throughout the Ruiru Sub County, fostering a sense of community and shared responsibility for the environment. This initiative aligns perfectly with Zetech University’s role in combating climate change and promoting a greener earth, directly supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13, which focuses on climate action.

The university’s efforts increased the total number of trees planted on its campuses from 763 in 2023 to an impressive 1,678 in 2024. This achievement not only enhances the campus environment but also contributes to global reforestation efforts, a critical component in the fight against climate change. Through these actions, Zetech University exemplifies its commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals, particularly in the area of environmental

Dr. Manoj Shah, speaking at the conclusion of the event at Mang’u Campus, emphasized the ongoing nature of environmental care. “Wisdom is understanding that our environment needs care every single day, which is why the Zetech University fraternity started these activities a week earlier and are maximising them today with the rest of the world. This day is celebrated annually to remind us of our everyday duty towards our environment, and not the other way round,” he said. His words resonated deeply with the students and community members, planting a seed of climate consciousness that aligns with SDG 13’s agenda to take urgent action to combat
climate change and its impacts.

The partnership with the Kiambu County Government and the LEO International Club further underscores Zetech University’s dedication to fostering environmental sustainability through community engagement. These collaborations amplify the impact of their initiatives, ensuring that the message of environmental conservation reaches a broader audience. By involving various stakeholders, the university not only enhances its ESG goals but also builds a robust
network of environmentally conscious individuals and organizations.

The tree planting initiative is a testament to Zetech University’s proactive approach to people, planet then profit. By integrating environmental care and climate action into its CSR strategies,Zetech University sets a powerful example for other institutions and businesses. The activities during World Environment Week serve as a reminder that achieving a sustainable future requires collective effort and continuous action. This initiative highlights the importance of aligning educational goals with global sustainability targets, ensuring that future generations are equipped with the knowledge and motivation to continue these vital efforts.

As we reflect on the success of these events, it is clear that Zetech University is not just growing trees but also sowing the seeds of a sustainable future. Through dedicated efforts and strategic partnerships, the university is leading the way in environmental stewardship, embodying the essence of SDG 13 and setting a benchmark for others to follow.

Cue AwardZetech University’s impressive performance at the just concluded Commission for University (CUE) conference at KICC on 14th June 2024 was underscored by their exhibition booth, which earned the institution the second runner-up position in the highly competitive Best Exhibition Booth Innovations category. The university’s exhibition, caught the attention of the CS Education, Ezekiel Machogu and stood out due to its interactive displays, which demonstrated various technological applications in learning. From virtual reality (VR) simulations that offer immersive educational experiences to advanced data analytics tools that personalize learning paths for students.

In a fete that saw all universities present their tech prowess at the 4th Biennial Conference on Research and Innovation themed, “Catalysing Systemic Social Transformation through Research and Innovation”. The accolade not only highlighted the university's innovative spirit but also its dedication to integrating cutting-edge technologies into its educational models, thereby preparing students to excel in a rapidly changing global landscape.

Recently, the University received a certificate and a cheque for ten thousand US dollars for an outstanding achievement in technological solutions and innovations. Zetech University was the sole representative from East Africa that secured the first runner-up position in the 3rd Edition of the African Telecommunication Union (ATU) Innovation Challenge, after the Veritas University in Nigeria. A bold testimony to the institution’s prowess.

With highly qualified Lecturers in the field of IT, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Machine Learning and Cloud Technologies, and facilities such as the Zetech University innovation hub (iZet hub), students are able to get a hands-on-skill practical approach to learning. One of the faculty in their School of ICT, Media and Engineering, was acknowledged as the most valuable instructor by Huawei at the Huawei ICT Competition Global Finals in China, an event that was graced by the PS TVET Dr. Esther Muoria.

Earlier this month, Zetech University student, Alex Okabo was selected to participate in an innovative event at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN@80) in Kigali, Rwanda, where he represented the University in showcasing innovations exploring the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and the future of IPv6 deployment.

“Looking ahead, Zetech University aims to build on its recent successes by further enhancing its technological capabilities and expanding its innovative programs. The institution plans to introduce new courses, in the PhD in Computer Science and Msc in Computer Science and IT, programs that have been qualified by the Commission for University Education (CUE), focused on emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT), thereby staying ahead of educational trends and meeting the evolving needs of the job market.” Zetech University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Njenga Munene noted at the institutions Annual Stakeholders Meeting last week.

Moreover, Zetech University is committed to fostering a collaborative environment where ideas can flourish. The institution is currently organizing the Research and Innovation week on Sustainability themed: “Unleashing the transformative power of AI for a Circular Economy” from the 9 th to 11 th of July 2024. By partnering with industry leaders and other academic institutions, the university seeks to create a robust ecosystem that supports research and development, ultimately contributing to the advancement of education in Kenya and beyond.

As Zetech University continues to innovate and inspire, it remains committed to its core mission: to impact society through research-driven education that integrates innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. The university’s recent accolades are a clear indication that it is well on its way to achieving this goal, shaping the future of education, and offering technological solutions with every step forward.

Zetech University annual stakeholdersOn June 15, 2024, Zetech University hosted its annual stakeholder meeting at the Mang’u Technological Park campus, drawing thousands of stakeholders, including guardians and parents. The event, characterized by insightful discussions and notable achievements, underscored the university’s dedication to excellence, transparency, and accountability in education.

Professor Njenga Munene, the Vice Chancellor of Zetech University, set the tone with a compelling address that resonated with the audience. Emphasizing the university’s role in equipping students with the skills and knowledge to thrive in today’s competitive job market. “Recently, Zetech University got a total of 1703 students from Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service making the University the third most preferred private University in Kenya.” The Vice Chancellor remarked.

Prof. Munene showcased the University’s integration of cutting-edge technology across all disciplines, with smart boards and immersive learning environments enhancing student engagement. He also thanked parents for supporting their learners to participate in the inaugural International Student Exchange Program with Christ University in Bengaluru, India, which fosters global competitiveness and cultural exchange among students, and urged parents to support their students in such programs including the upcoming second visit to the Silicon Valley of Asia in September 22nd to 28th 2024. Additionally, he updated the stakeholders on the University’s commitment to sports and extracurricular activities in nurturing a holistic individual in the society.

Echoing these sentiments, Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Alice Njuguna highlighted Zetech University as a beacon of technology and innovation in Kenya. She lauded the University’s robust partnerships with leading global institutions, which provide students with unparalleled exposure and ensure their competitiveness in the job market.

A panel session moderated by Director of Corporate Affairs and Marketing, Mr. John Mwai, vividly explained the key initiatives and strategies implemented by the university. Panelists included beneficiaries from various Zetech University programs, such as an international student from South Sudan, participants in the student exchange program, sports scholarship recipients, an innovation star, international faculty members, a student progressing from a certificate to a degree course, and the Dean of Students. They shared transformative experiences, highlighting how exposure to diverse perspectives and advanced technologies, including the Bengaluru visit, broadened their horizons and prepared them for global career opportunities. One panelist remarked, “The International student exchange program to Bengaluru profoundly impacted me. It’s not just about learning new technologies; it’s about understanding cultural dynamics and developing a global network for my future career.”

CHRP Lilian Ngala, Group HR Director of Diamond Trust Bank (DTB), discussing the theme "Preparing Your University Student for Employment in the Dynamic Labour Market," noted that, “Zetech University stands out as a centre of excellence in technology and innovation in Kenya, celebrated with numerous accolades. The University’s robust partnerships with leading global institutions offer student’s unparalleled exposure, ensuring they remain competitive in today’s job market.

Beyond academics, Zetech University is also fervently committed to sports and extracurricular endeavours.” She further promised 20 internship slots to Zetech University

CHRP Jemimah Ngode, Group HR Manager of Radio Africa Group in her remarks highlighted the that Zetech students are well-trained, knowledgeable, and highly disciplined, as observed in the Job market.

“I want to appreciate Zetech University for taking a bold step to inform us the stakeholders in the progress of our students and for the great job that they are taking in the holistic students development. We now know how we can support our students as elaborated, so that we can be able to guide them through a remarkable and progressive career.” One of the parents remarked.

Throughout the meeting, stakeholders engaged in dynamic discussions on future employment trends, emphasising the need for both technical skills and essential soft skills such as critical thinking, communication, and adaptability. The role of entrepreneurship in Kenya’s economic landscape was also highlighted, with Zetech University efforts to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in students through practical experiences and industry partnerships.

The stakeholders meeting saw multifaceted tripartite education model, going beyond academia, industry and government by bringing in parents, guardians and key players in talent players from students to parents and industry players.

On 31 st May 2024, Zetech University reaffirmed its commitment to education and community development by hosting a pivotal stakeholder meeting at the Thika Road Campus. This event focused on crucial issues impacting education in the Kiambu, Ruiru sub-county, encompassing access, quality, relevance, equity, efficiency, effectiveness, and other emerging concerns. Led by the Sub-County Director of Education including high school principals, public and private sector leaders, Members of Parliament, Members of County Assemblies, the Deputy County Commissioner, religious leaders, and other key education stakeholders, this diverse assembly underscored the need for a collaborative effort to address the multifaceted challenges in the education sector.

Mr. John Njoroge, the Ruiru Sub-County Director for Education, emphasized the importance of collaboration among key education stakeholders to ensure access to quality education. He stressed that education is not a one-person effort but requires dedication from all parties to achieve efficiency, effectiveness, and quality. According to Mr. Njoroge, positive changes in education at the national level must begin at the sub-county level.

“The university is dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive educational environment, ensuring that all students have access to high-quality education regardless of their background, aligning with the social aspect of promoting fairness and community upliftment.” Remarked, Prof. Njenga Munene, Vice Chancellor, Zetech University.

Moreover, the university’s focus on governance was evident in the structured and inclusive dialogue fostered during the meeting. By bringing together a broad spectrum of stakeholders, Zetech University demonstrated transparency and a collective approach to decision-making. This governance model aims to enhance accountability and effectiveness in addressing educational challenges.

The meeting also highlighted the importance of sustainable practices within the education sector. Discussions included strategies to improve resource efficiency, reduce educational inequalities, and ensure that educational content remains relevant in an evolving world. These efforts reflect Zetech University’s broader commitment to sustainable development goals, reinforcing the institution's role as a leader in fostering educational and societal progress.

In conclusion, the Kiambu sub-county stakeholders meeting at Zetech University signifies a robust initiative to strengthen education through collaborative efforts. Central to the discussions was the University's commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, integrated as part of its Corporate Social Initiative (CSI). This initiative not only addresses immediate educational concerns but also sets the foundation for a sustainable and inclusive educational future.

Zetech University AI Zetech University took a bold step into the future by hosting a public lecture themed "Build with Artificial Intelligence (AI)" at the Thika Road Campus Auditorium on May 9, 2024. The event was a platform to explore the transforming potential of AI across various industries and its implications for future development.

The lecture attracted a diverse audience of Google Developer Student Clubs (GDSC), a group of technology enthusiasts eager to be creatives of AI and its applications in today's world. The teams present were GDSC Zetech University, GDSC St. Paul’s University, and GDSC Kenyatta University.

Leading the theme of the day was Ms. Marjan Hussein, an AI Engineer from Multimedia University. Ms. Marjan started the lecture by providing an overview of AI and its Important concepts. She mentioned the quick growth of AI models and took the GDSC member through Google's advanced AI technologies.

The event explored the Gemini Generative AI models, particularly the two types of Gemini models, the Gemini Pro Vision and Gemini API. "AI has the potential to change every aspect of our lives to the best version," she remarked. She stated that Gemini API is a platform for building AI applications that involve text and image generation. Students engaged in interactive sessions and coding exercises using Python, a high-level, general-purpose programming language known for being adaptable or easily suited for various tasks or purposes. "If you want to be successful in AI, always practice ethical coding," She urged, "Don't fall for the temptation of using the skill to hack and join the world of cybercrimes."

In the quest to equip students with the best technology and innovation skills, Zetech University cooperated with DROID and sponsored the students with JetBrains vouchers. Droid is a company that makes software for Android and JetBrains is one of its cutting-edge software vendors that specializes in the creation of intelligent development tools. This gave students access to professional tools that would enhance their learning experience.

As the lecture concluded, attendees left with a renewed sense of excitement and curiosity about the possibilities of AI. Equipped with knowledge and inspiration to start their journeys of exploring and discovering the future AI is bringing to technology and innovation.

Zetech University Mental To prioritise mental health and well-being, Zetech University hosted an educational and empowering event on 24 th May 2024 in recognition of Mental Awareness Month, to raise awareness and promote mental wellness among students and staff.

The event which took place at Zetech University Annex grounds, included numerous activities to foster understanding and support for mental health issues. The guest speakers invited included professionals in the mental health field; Prof. Peter Kibas, Dean School of Business, Zetech University; Ms Lucy Kangethe, Counselling Psychologist and CEO and Founder of Flourishing Mindset Consulting, Mr. Kagondu Jnr, Transformational Coach Founder of Mind Care Africa and Ms Wilkister Juma, Lead Counselling psychologist, Zetech University.

These renowned experts and mental health professionals delivered informative talks on various aspects of mental health awareness including; stress management, anxiety, stigma associated with mental issues, depression, support systems, and therapy. Attendees were able to learn from experts and gain valuable insights into maintaining mental well-being.

Interactive sessions and engaging activities were organised throughout the day to encourage participation and discussion. From group discussions and peer support circles to mindfulness exercises and art therapy workshops, there was something for everyone to get involved in and contribute to the conversation surrounding mental health. The event also provided access to information, support services, and resources related to mental health and well-being.Representatives from the counselling office were on hand to offer guidance, answer questions,and connect attendees with valuable resources.

As mental health continues to be a pressing concern worldwide, initiatives like Zetech University's Mental Awareness Day play a crucial role in raising awareness, reducing stigma,and promoting positive mental well-being. By providing education, support, and resources, the university aims to empower individuals to prioritise their mental health and seek help when needed.

The event saw an impactful experience, bringing together the university community to shine a spotlight on mental health and bring out the importance of taking care of oneself and others.With a shared commitment to promoting mental wellness, Zetech University is leading the way in fostering a campus culture that values and prioritises mental health.

Zetech University hackaton Zetech University on 18 th May 2024 hosted the inaugural edition of the Inter-University Power Learn Project Hackathon, an event dedicated to fostering young entrepreneurial and technological talents within universities. The competition saw participation from over 300 students across various Kenyan universities, focusing on innovative solutions that align with sustainable development goals.

Participants were challenged with three key themes: “Disrupting the Dialogue: Design the NextGen Social Platform/Inclusive Communication,” “Smart Cities for All: Hacking Solutions for a Sustainable Future,” and “Level-up Learning: Building Innovative Tools for All.” The event inspired students to develop cutting-edge technological solutions addressing global sustainability challenges.

Among the standout students was Zetech University’s Kevin Gitau and Moses Majengo, who,secured third place with their innovative project, AirSafi. This Internet of Things (IoT) solution is designed to monitor the air quality index, providing real-time notifications to locals and industries about air pollution levels. AirSafi aims to promote healthier living environments by enabling communities to take proactive measures against air pollution.

The competition showcased a diverse range of solutions addressing various sustainability challenges. The second-place accolade was awarded to a team that developed the Smart Sewage Monitoring System. This project focused on enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of sewage management through real-time monitoring and data analytics.

Taking the top prize was the SheSafe innovation, a groundbreaking solution aimed at combating financial fraud and theft in Kenya. SheSafe empowers individuals by providing crucial information based on real people's experiences, helping them navigate financial threats more effectively.

The Power Hackathon highlighted the incredible potential of young innovators to create impactful solutions for pressing global issues. Zetech University, through hosting this event, has reinforced its commitment to nurturing technological advancements and entrepreneurial skills among students, offering infrastructure such as the Zetech University Innovation (iZet) Hub. The success of Kevin Gitau and Moses Majengo with the AirSafi project exemplifies the university's dedication to promoting innovation for a sustainable future.

Hackathon stands as a testament to the transformative power of innovation and collaboration in achieving sustainable development goals.

Zetech University Disasater CollaborationZetech University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Njenga Munene gave a keynote address at the Third Multisectoral Conference and Exhibition on Research, Science, Technology and Innovation (MS-CEORSTI) that kicked off in Nairobi on 7 th May, a deliberation that focused primarily on using technology to better lives.

Convened by the National Commission for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NACOSTI) under the theme, "Science, Technology, and Innovation as the Game-Changer for National Security and Sustainable Prosperity," Zetech University is reinforcing its position as Kenya's leading technological university. Zetech continues to collaborate with stakeholders and experts in the technological sector.

NACOSTI made a significant move by at the conference by launching four crucial documents(Strategic Plan, RSTI Status Report, National STI Priorities, and Advisories to the Public). These documents are expected to shape the future of science, technology, and innovation (STI) in Kenya.

The yearly conference, which is organized by NACOSTI and 13 other consortiums, aims to facilitate a multifaceted forum of national and international discourse to deliberate, network, partner, share experiences and resolve on how best to infuse or deploy Science, technology and innovation for prosperity of humanity as well as for public good, safety and security.

The conference attracted experts, professionals and researchers from around the world on a technology-driven and innovation-led inclusive sustainable development agenda.

The agencies that partnered with NACOSTI to convene the conference included National Research Fund ( NRF), Kenya National Innovation Agency (KENIA),National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Centurion Systems Limited, Konza Technopolis, National Defence University (NDU), Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI), Egerton University, Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat (VDS), Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Open University of Kenya (OUK), Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK), and The Kenya Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Kenya -AIST).

Zetech University Disasater CollaborationIn the wake of devastating floods that have ravaged communities across the country, leaving countless families displaced and in desperate need of assistance, on 16 th May 2024, Zetech University stepped forward to offer a beacon of hope to over 150 families. In partnership with Crime Si Poa – Youth Safety Awareness Initiative and Oshwal Mahila Mandal, the university orchestrated a concerted relief effort aimed at alleviating the suffering of those hardest hit by the natural disaster.

The relief donations exercise, held at the Zetech University Technology Park – Mang’u Campus, served as a vital lifeline for flood victims grappling with the aftermath of the calamity. Blankets,foodstuffs, and umbrellas for business were among the crucial supplies distributed to affected community members, providing much-needed relief in the face of adversity.

Led by a dedicated team comprising Mr. John Mwai, Director of Corporate Affairs and Marketing at Zetech University, Dr. Beauttah Mwangi, Campus Director, Mr. Pete Ouko, Executive Director of Crime Si Poa, and Ms. Bharti Raja, Chairlady of Oshwal Mahila Mandal, the initiative exemplified the power of collective compassion and solidarity in times of crisis.

Speaking on behalf of the collaborative effort, Mr. John Mwai emphasized the university's unwavering commitment to serving the community, particularly during moments of acute need."At Zetech University, we recognize the profound impact of the floods on the lives of our fellow citizens. Through this initiative, we aim to extend a helping hand to those grappling with the devastating consequences of the disaster," remarked Mr. Mwai.

"I never imagined that amidst the chaos of the flood, there would be a beacon of hope like Zetech University, Crime Si Poa and Oshwal Mahila Mandal. Their support has been a lifeline, giving us the strength to rebuild our lives and communities in such times. We are all grateful and we speak blessings on them." One of the flood victims remarked.

For Crime Si Poa and Oshwal Mahila Mandal, the collaborative endeavour represents a continuation of their respective missions to promote safety awareness and empower vulnerable communities. Mr. Pete Ouko reaffirmed the organizations' shared dedication to serving humanity, stating, "In times of crisis, solidarity and compassion are indispensable. Through our partnership with Zetech University and Oshwal Mahila Mandal, we are able to extend critical support to flood victims, offering them hope and assistance during their time of need."

Ms. Bharti Raja, Chairlady of Oshwal Mahila Mandal, underscored the transformative impact of collective action in addressing humanitarian challenges. "As advocates for women's empowerment and community development, we are honored to collaborate with Zetech University and Crime Si Poa in providing relief to flood-affected communities. Together, we stand united in our commitment to building a more resilient and compassionate society," affirmed Ms. Raja.

Beyond the immediate relief efforts, this partnership exemplifies a broader commitment to social responsibility and community engagement. By leveraging their collective resources and expertise, the organizations aim to not only mitigate the impact of the floods but also foster long-term resilience and empowerment among vulnerable populations.

As the nation continues to grapple with the aftermath of the floods, the collaborative efforts of Zetech University and partners serve as a testament to the unwavering dedication to commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices as a beacon of responsible leadership.By integrating sustainability principles such as support for community well-being, Zetech continues to contribute positively to society. This dedication to ESG practices underscores the holistic approach to serving humanity and underscores the enduring power of solidarity in times of adversity.

Zetech and Techwin Limited CollaborationIn a landmark collaboration, Zetech University and Techwin Limited joined forces to pioneer a new era of technological advancement in business operations. This groundbreaking partnership marked a significant milestone in bridging the gap between academia and industry, as Zetech University's Software Development team delivered three cutting-edge IT solutions custom-tailored to revolutionize Techwin Ltd's operations on 6 th May 2024.

The collaboration culminates in the creation and deployment of three innovative solutions: a user-friendly website, a dynamic CRM system, and an advanced e-leave management solution. Each solution is meticulously crafted to meet the specific needs and challenges faced by Techwin Ltd, promising to streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and drive growth in the company's operations.

The unveiling of these solutions underscores the power of collaboration between academia and industry in driving innovation and propelling businesses towards success. By leveraging the expertise and resources of Zetech University's Software Development team, Techwin Ltd gains access to state-of-the-art technologies and solutions designed to meet the demands of today's dynamic business landscape.

At the heart of this partnership lies a commitment to bridging the gap between theory and practice. Zetech University is dedicated to equipping students with real-world skills and experiences, preparing them to thrive in the competitive global marketplace. By engaging in hands-on projects like the development of IT solutions for Techwin Ltd, students gain invaluable practical experience and insight into industry best practices.

Furthermore, the collaboration between Zetech University and Techwin Limited exemplifies the transformative power of partnerships in driving positive change and fostering innovation. By combining the academic expertise of Zetech University with the industry insights and challenges faced by Techwin Ltd, both parties stand to benefit from shared knowledge, resources, and opportunities for growth.

Zetech SparksZetech Sparks head coach Maurice Obilo was over the moon after the Sparks demolished heavy weights and giants Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) to win the inaugural Eliud Owalo Foundation Invitational Basketball Tournament that brought together elite premier league clubs. Zetech won the women’s trophy after defeating KPA 59-50 in the final played at the Nyayo Gymnasium on 12 th May 2024.

Obilo said the tournament came at the right time as they plan to play their last three premier league matches before heading to playoffs of the Kenya National Women’s Basketball League.“I can say the tournament was good, it came at a very good time helping us on our preparations to play the playoffs and also finish the three games that are remaining in the regular season so it was a good timing. All the games were exciting and they were tough. What we can say is that it’s a learning experience as we move on. Winning the tournament was massive, was something that we are all happy about and we really celebrated,” Obilo said.

At the same time, Obilo affirmed the need for a good build-up in readiness for the playoffs. “I know we can’t say much about it, we just need to build on that confidence, walking into the playoffs, otherwise the whole tournament was very helpful to us,” Obilo added.

Zetech won the first quarter 14-12 before another impressive run in the second quarter [17-11] going to lead 31-23 at half time. After the break, the Dockers came back stronger winning 20-14 but the students had a different game plan as they cemented their victory with a 14-07 win in the last quarter with the game ending 59-50 at the final buzzer.

Red-hot Mitchell Soukoujou scored game high 20 points for Zetech while Medina Okot, Angela Akinyi and Christine Akinyi scored 26 points combined for the students.

En route to the final, Zetech Sparks defeated Equity Hawks 75-51 in the semi-final shortly after beating Strathmore Swords and USIU Flames 63-46 and 59-56 respectively in the preliminaries.In the men’s category, Nairobi City Thunder emerged champions after defeating Equity Dumas 80-71 in the final.

Zetech JournalThe Zetech Journal of Business Technology editorial team on 30 th April 2024 had the privilege of participating in a comprehensive training on journal management, led by the esteemed Prof. Bosire Onyanya of UNISA, South Africa, and Dr. Daniel Karanja.

This insightful session equipped our team with the latest knowledge and best practices for:

  • Efficiently managing the editorial workflow
  • Maintaining the highest quality standards
  • Enhancing the visibility and impact of Zetech University's publications

Prof. Onyanya's and Dr. Karanja's expertise provided invaluable guidance, and the interactive format fostered a stimulating exchange of ideas. This training undoubtedly empowered our team to launch and elevate Zetech University's journals to even greater heights.

COMMUNITY HEALTHIn a ground-breaking initiative aimed at enhancing community health and well-being, Zetech University partnered with the County Government of Kiambu, PCEA Kikuyu Hospital, and the Christian Blind Mission, for a transformative Eye Medical Clinic on May 2 nd , 2024, at the Zetech University Technology Park, Mang’u Campus.

This collaborative effort extended vital eye screening services to over 1000 individuals residing in the Weiteithie area. Recognizing the pressing need for accessible eye care, particularly in underserved communities, to bridge the gap between demand and access to quality eye health services.

Christian Blind Mission's 'Vision Impact Project,' statistics underscore the urgency of such interventions. Despite 7.5 million Kenyans requiring eye care services, only a fraction, approximately 1.6 million, can avail themselves for these crucial services. The initiative acknowledges systemic challenges, including workforce shortages, limited infrastructure, and inadequate financing, which have historically marginalized those in need of eye care.

At the heart of this initiative is Zetech University's commitment to community welfare. Speaking on behalf of the institution, Prof. Alice Njuguna, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts in addressing community health needs. “Through free consultations and screenings, Zetech University, alongside its partners, aims to empower individuals with knowledge and access to essential eye care services.” She noted. She further appealed for a quick resolution to the ongoing healthcare workers stalemate to allow them continue delivering the much-needed healthcare services within the communities.

Ms. Anne Mwangi, Sub-County Community Health Focal Person, shed light on the multifaceted causes of eye problems, ranging from environmental factors such as dust to lifestyle choices such as overusing electronic gadgets. The initiative prioritises preventative measures, advocating for healthy habits such as minimising screen time and avoiding alcohol consumption. With a particular focus on Gen Z, the initiative recognises the impact of digital lifestyles, and online gig work on eye health and emphasizes the importance of balance.

Beyond the immediate clinic, Zetech University reaffirms its commitment to sustainable community engagement. The University's long-term strategic plan mirrors the BETA (Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda) commitment, aligning with the Kenya Health Policy 2014-2030 with an ambitious goal to start offering healthcare programmes and establish community hospital within the institution, aiming for the highest standards of health in the country. This collaborative effort exemplifies the university's dedication to leveraging partnerships for the greater good. By fostering health awareness and providing tangible services, Zetech University and partners envision a healthier, more prosperous future for all.

Zetech University ChampionsZetech University continues its commitment to fostering entrepreneurship and economic empowerment within local communities with the recent success of its Investment Workshop. Held on April 26th, the event focused on the critical topics of risk appetite in investments and retirement planning, underscoring the university's dedication to equipping individuals with the knowledge to make informed financial decisions and secure their futures.

Led by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Alice Njuguna, the workshop highlighted Zetech University's integral role in promoting financial literacy and management. Prof. Njuguna emphasized the university's proactive approach to community engagement, offering courses,seminars, and outreach programs aimed at building a financially savvy society. By partnering with industry leaders and stakeholders, Zetech University continues to drive sustainable development and prosperity within Kenya and beyond.

The Investment Workshop garnered support from esteemed partners, including Mi Vida Homes and CPF, whose sponsorship contributed to its success. Additional collaborators, such as PCF,Diamond Trust Bank, KRA, Edukans Kenya, eMobilis, WASPA, and Ajira Digital, played vital roles in enriching the workshop's content and outreach.

Ms. Hope Keah, Deputy Director of Finance at the Policyholders Compensation Fund (PCF),delivered a compelling session on the importance of financial skills in navigating Kenya's economic landscape. She underscored the need for adaptive practices aligned with evolving investment trends, applauding Zetech University's efforts in integrating human capital investment into its curriculum.

During the workshop, attendees received valuable insights into investment opportunities in the Kenyan market, ranging from money market funds to real estate investment trusts (REITs). Ms.Keah emphasized the significance of understanding risk appetite and conducting thorough risk analyses to mitigate potential losses and maximize returns.

Zetech University's Investment Workshop exemplifies its commitment to driving financial education and entrepreneurship, laying the foundation for a prosperous and empowered society.

wrsetaIn a graduation held in South Africa on 26 th March 2024 at Witwatersrand University, Zetech University, and the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) celebrated the successful culmination of their pioneering Informal Traders Exchange Programme – a significant milestone in the upskilling and support of SMEs.

The 111 businesses from South Africa were empowered with essential business management skills focused on technology and innovation and immersed in Nairobi’s booming informal trade to drive the growth of the South African informal retail trade. The journey didn’t end there; participants received six months of invaluable mentorship and financial literacy training from Zetech University to further support their growth plans and aspirations. The W&RSETA also supported them with financial grants to invest in their businesses.

Over the past eight months, the informal traders have undergone a transformative journey of learning, growth, and empowerment as part of the business development and capacitation programme which began in August 2023.

The Certification Ceremony and Showcase Event at Wits University provided a platform for participants to share their learnings, the impact of the programme which included new business opportunities, expansions and formalisation; as well as future prospects with esteemed panels comprising senior officials from the W&RSETA, Zetech University, Wits University, and the retail sector. This event not only celebrated individual successes but also underscored the collective impact of collaboration and education in fostering sustainable growth and opportunity.

“As we reflect on the journey thus far, it’s evident that this collaboration has not only empowered informal traders but has also laid the foundation for continued progress and innovation within the Wholesale and Retail Sector. The stories shared today serve as a testament to the transformative power of education, mentorship, and collaborative efforts in driving positive change and economic empowerment” said W&RSETA CEO, Mr Tom Mkhwanazi.

“For a very long time, this category of business, the SMEs has been getting little or no attention. I applaud W&RSETA, led by the CEO Mr. Tom Mkwanazi for identifying this existing gap to empower this category of businesses. It is the convergence of this mutual perspective of both Zetech University and W&RSETA that birthed this program; one of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa. The Informal Traders Exchange Program is today certifying 111 business owners, trained, internationally immersed and equipped with the necessary business and entrepreneurial skills critical to running successful enterprises.” Prof. Njenga Munene -Vice Chancellor Zetech University, Kenya.

The Deputy Director General for Skills Development at the Department of Higher Education and Training in South Africa lauded the programme noting that it is in line with the agenda of Kenya and South Africa in innovating startups and MSMEs in Africa and ensuring the scale-up in an enabling environment for African entrepreneurs to create jobs in Africa because big business is a ripple effect of small business.

The Wits Entrepreneurship Clinic (WEC) is excited to have been part of the team that delivered the training to the informal traders, which aligns with the vision of WEC of increasing entrepreneurial activity in South Africa through easing entrepreneurial entry and empowering individuals through entrepreneurial skills. Edwell Gumbo, Director of WEC said “at the heart of the mission of Wits Entrepreneurship Clinic lies a steadfast commitment to uplifting communities and fostering economic empowerment through targeted training of entrepreneurs and providing access to resources within Wits University”.

Zetech University is working with like-minded organisations, in seeking more partnerships and collaborations in the zeal to empower MSMEs and SMEs in Kenya and Internationally to help them with financial literacy training. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, Prof. Alice Njuguna, in addition, noted the skills training included, entrepreneurship and innovation training, business planning, digital marketing, and business automation.

inua biasharaThe Inua Biashara Program was launched on 21st March 2024 at Zetech University Technology Park Mang’u Campus, an upcoming business reality TV program that marks a significant initiative designed to allow entrepreneurs in Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises to pitch their businesses and get financial support while addressing the challenges they face and providing them with a platform for growth and development.

The Inua Biashara Program is a project formed by a consortium of Zetech University, Safaricom PLC, KCB Bank, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Homeboyz PLC, Umbrella TV, Dynamics Marketing Solutions Co. Ltd., and Yali Kenya.

Small and Micro enterprises popularly known as SMEs are the engines of growth, vital to most economies. “Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) are the backbone of the African economy, accounting for the majority of businesses and providing employment opportunities to millions of people. However, MSMEs in Africa face several challenges that limit their growth and development. These challenges include; inadequate infrastructure, lack of technology and innovation, weak regulatory frameworks, limited access to markets, and limited access to finance.” Zetech University Vice Chancellor and Chair to the consortium, Prof. Njenga Munene noted.

Prof. Njenga further reiterated that Inua Biashara program is a platform that does not just empower the individual business, but a program that will level the playing field, empowering SMEs, and that Zetech University will be at the forefront to offer the necessary financial literacy.

Entrepreneurs in small businesses and start-ups, through this program, will get the opportunity to pitch their business, while sourcing finances, market linkages providing access to a wider market, business networks, government services, investors, and sourcing raw materials.

The Inua Biashara partners and stakeholders will help in sponsoring the program. The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry will coordinate the consortium and assist in inviting entrepreneurs and financiers through the Mastercard Jiinue Fund, Safaricom will market program and take part in vetting the entrepreneurs, KCB Bank and Yali Kenya plays a part in offering financial support and advice to entrepreneurs through the Jiajiri Program, Dynamics Marketing Ltd. will onboard sponsors and bring in investors to support entrepreneurs.

MSMEs, SMEs, and Startups can register their business for the Inua Biashara Program on the Inua Biashara Platform, on the Inua Biashara website. “After registering on the application form and submitting, the vetting committee then sits and combs through all the applications; 20 to 30 of the best applications are then picked to come and pitch in person to the panel; afterward, 16 applicants go live on the TV show and express their business needs to the panel, who will then respond with the offer they see fit to the Inua Bashara Program.” Mr Dan Miano, from the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, explained.

He further noted that the program is set to be aired on TV countrywide on Sundays from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Umbrella TV, Homeboyz TV, NTV, YouTube TV, and other interested stations. The program is set to officially kick on TV on the 28th of April 2024.

ASIA, BENGALURU, INDIATechnological transformation has a serious impact on the education space. Zetech University has harnessed these aspects of technologies and made them a key component of their training.

As digitalisation spreads in education, it is vital to understand its relation to student engagement.Zetech University in partnership with Christ University in Bengaluru, India, has offered students a one-week academic exchange program from 10 th March 2024 to 17 th March 2024 to learn innovation technologies from Bengaluru which is known as the Silicon Valley of Asia also referred to as the Tech City of India.

During the flagging of the first cohort of this exchange program, Zetech University Vice Chancellor Prof. Njenga Munene noted that six students will be heading to India. “This inaugural international academic trip is a demonstration of our commitment to ensure that our students are globally competitive. It also contributes to students’ experience, giving them a niche in driving innovation, a tech-future and the creation of digital jobs.” The Vice Chancellor remarked.

The students will be given an opportunity to attend lecture sessions by the faculty from Christ University and also gain tech insights from Industry experts from India. They will also get a chance to visit companies, an outlook of community development projects by NGOs in India and among others, visits to cultural centres.

The Exchange Program will benefit the students with international exposure gaining globally competitive skills advantage, hands-on learning tech-experience delivered by Industry experts, enhanced social skills and self-confidence, creating life-long memories, and an exquisite experience in Indian hospitality. This will in effect enrich their curriculum and enhance the academic performance of the students – giving them an innovative mindset.

There are various educational benefits accrued from digitalisation and innovative technology.With the visit to the Silicon Valley of Asia, Zetech University aims to create a world for students to seek innovative technologies for a better digital future.

ZETECH UNIVERSITY AND LOYOLA UNIVERSITYOn 13th March 2024, Zetech University hosted a group of staff and MBA students from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California at the Technology Park, Mang’u Campus.

As part of the University’s student experience towards a Global Student Exchange Programme,to enhance our students' global competitiveness, and prepare them for both local and international market dynamics, the immersion session with Loyola Marymount University will offer continued partnership in achieving this goal.

Prof. Gitau Kamau, MBA Coordinator & Chairman of Business Incubation, Dr. Catherine Chege and Dr. Beauttah Mwangi, Mang’u Campus Director welcomed the team from Loyola Marymount University to Zetech University.

On behalf of the Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Ms Esther Mwangi took the guests through the programs offered at the institution, including student activities, achievements in robotics, AI, and carbon emission solutions, and projects supported by the iZet Hub.

The Loyola Marymount University team, led by Dr. Dayle Smith, Dr. Kelly Watson and Ellen Esten, shared insights with Zetech University students on the iBESCC (International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition) - a hybrid competition held online on a chosen business problem, an analysis of the ethical, sustainable, legal and financial aspects and/or viable solutions on all fronts. Dr. Smith suggested a similar competition between the Loyola Marymount students and Zetech students.

They also shared insights on sustainable courses, suited to churn the student to contribute better to society in the people first, planet then profit later model. They are also keen on collaborative courses done as group projects for the common good, with MBA students ranging in diverse fields from sociology, health, engineering to business to share their perspectives.

The two teams had an interactive session and discussed the Kenya business landscape at a glance. The session also offered an opportunity for our faculty and students to network and share best practices in businesses.

Zetech University Empowering Micro,Small and Medium EntrepreneursThe University Leadership, spearheaded by Vice Chancellor Prof. Njenga Munene, proudly accepted the certificate and cheque presented by the Head of Professional Certifications and IZet Hub Mr. Samuel Kinuthia. Zetech University's outstanding achievement as the sole representative from East Africa to clinch a spot on the medals list in the 3rd edition of the ATU Innovation Challenge is a testament to its unwavering dedication to fostering innovation and excellence.

Zetech University Empowering Micro,Small and Medium EntrepreneursTo further our internationalisation efforts, Zetech University participated in a significant meeting with a high-level Polish delegation, led by the Polish President.As part of our commitment to fostering global partnerships, we welcomed select delegates to the Technology Park Mang'u Campus.

We engaged in fruitful discussions exploring potential avenues for partnership and collaboration

Zetech University Empowering Micro,Small and Medium EntrepreneursZetech University engages actors in the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) ecosystem to discuss linkages and opportunities in the sector to drive impact through Training, Capacity Building, and Advocacy.

The partners include Kenya National Chambers of Commerce & Industry Nairobi-County -Kiambu Chapter, Micro and Small Enterprises Authority - MSEA , Kiambu County Government, and Master Craftsmen Association.

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programTo celebrate the Kenyan spirit of Utamaduni or the Culture of giving back to society and 25 years of scholarly excellence, Zetech University donated 25 mobility carts and cooler boxes to the disabled at Igegania Level Four Sub-County Hospital in Gatundu North, where our Vice Chancellor Prof. Njenga Munene also chairs the hospital board.

The donation was made in partnership with the Ruiru Pioneer Lions Club and Partners for Care Kenya. The carts will improve their movement while the cooler boxes enable them to engage in small businesses for sustainability.

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programAlumni Associations and Networks are a critical pillar for all tertiary institutions to realize the ideals of the Triple Helix Model for innovation which allows the three actors (university, government, and industry) to realize issues, learn, and solve problems. We are proud to announce the official certification of the Zetech University Alumni Association, which has a network of over 70,000 members, by the Registrar of Societies.

The first order of business for the association will be to activate the Alumni Endowment Fund to support bright but needy students of Zetech University.

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programZetech University is proud to have one of our own, Dr. Samuel Macharia, PhD, who has been accepted into the Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision Training Program offered by DAAD German Academic Exchange Service and Digiface

He joins the 2023 cohort of tutors pursuing excellence by deepening the understanding of supervision as pedagogy.

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programMs. Anne Mwangi, Graduate Assistant - School of ICT, Media and Engineering has been chosen for the Zakike Women Leadership Trainee Programme, setting the stage for a remarkable leadership journey. She joins the 2023 cohort of young women pursuing excellence in leadership and managerial issues. As she seeks to nurture her potential and connect with like-minded women across Africa, we wish her all the best in this journey.

She will be mentored by exceptional minds from the prestigious and renowned global business school, INSEAD.

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programZetech University was privileged to host our colleagues from the University of Witwatersrand, a leading University in South Africa who had visited our Technology Park Mang'u Campus.The event was marked by the signing of a partnership to collaborate on strategic areas of mutual benefit to the two institutions. Key among them are Capacity Building, Joint Research Activities, and Faculty and Students Exchange Programs.Recently the two institutions collaborated in training 120 SMEs from South Africa, a phenomenal program highlighting that South-to-South collaboration could be the panacea to the many challenges facing the Global South

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programDr. Benjamin Muindi, PhD- Lecturer at the Zetech University School of ICT, Media and Engineering has been listed among 94 global experts on the safety of journalists by UNESCO in conjunction with the University of Liverpool.

The panel will be working to implement the UN Action Plan to ensure the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity with groups such as academics, civil society, journalists, students, and international organizations.

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programThe Zetech University HR department organized a 2-day staff training conference for middle-level managers at our Technology Park Mang’u Campus on the 26th and 27th of September. The training sought to equip the staff with much-needed management skills that are critical in executing their mandates efficiently and effectively. Zetech University continuously trains its staff to stay abreast with the latest management tools and techniques for optimal performance.

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programZetech University participated in and Sponsored the Kiambu County Aquatics Invitational Swimming Gala held on 24th and 25th September at the Mpesa Foundation Academy. The event attracted over 30 secondary school teams and swimming clubs and served to highlight the University's prominent role in nurturing the next generation of sporting talent.

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programThe Zetech University fraternity stood in solidarity with the people of Morocco following a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 2,000 people in Marrakech. We are grateful that Vallary Kemunto, our student and a member of the Zetech Sparks Basketball Team who is participating in the Arab Basketball Confederation Women's Teams Cup in Marrakech was not harmed in the quake

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programQwetu Hostels, a private accommodation provider was excited to announce their partnership with Zetech University. Together, we are committed to fostering a bright future for students as we embark on this exciting journey in providing quality and affordable accommodation. We seek to inspire, educate, and create opportunities for a brighter tomorrow. Stay tuned for all the amazing things coming our way

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programAccording to the American Psychological Association, more than 20% of teens have seriously considered suicide. To mark World Suicide Week, Zetech University students participated in a mental health walk around the Witeithie market on 21st September to create awareness of the rising cases of suicides among young people. At Zetech University we encourage our students to participate in Community Service Programs to enable them to understand the issues affecting the community. The CSR event, organized by the University Counselling Department and The Student Leadership sought to sensitize the community around our Technology Park Mangu Campus on alternate solutions to stem the rising cases of suicides among young Kenyans

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programThe Biggest Gospel Show on the Biggest TV Station in Kenya, the Bambika Gospel show on Citizen TV Kenya was live from the Zetech University Thika Road Campus, Ruiru on Sunday 16th September 2023. The show was lit courtesy of number one hype man Timeless Noel, with DJ Gee Gee on the ones and twos.

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programCongratulations to the Zetech Oaks Rugby for winning the Division 2 Main Cup trophy at the Kabeberi Sevens Tournament played on September 8th and 9th at the Impala grounds in Nairobi.

The team's playmaker Bryan Ondego was also awarded the Most Valuable Player and Top Try Scorer trophy in the division.

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programKelvin Gitau, a student at Zetech University, Technology Park Mangu Campus, and the coordinator of the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge in Kenya is dedicated to advancing Science and Technology Education among Kenyan youth.

The FIRST Global Robotics Challenge is an international competition held in a different country each year, following an Olympics-style format. Nations are invited to send teams to build and program robots that compete in tasks to create solutions for prevalent global challenges.

This year, held in Singapore, Kelvin and his team proudly represented Kenya, contributing to the competition's goal of fostering global understanding and collaboration among youth in addressing pressing world issues.

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programThe Commission for University Education has approved an application by Zetech University to offer its inaugural Doctorate Degree Program. After a robust assessment and engagement, CUE was satisfied that Zetech University has adequate facilities, human, library, and financial resources, and consequently approved the university’s request to offer a Ph.D. Program.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration & Management (PhD. BAM) Program aims to produce doctoral graduates who are problem solvers and innovative change agents both in academia and in the practical field of business administration and management.

According to Vice Chancellor Prof. Njenga Munene, “The approval of this futuristic program by the CUE is public acceptance and confirmation that Zetech University is committed to meeting the standards of academic excellence set by the Commission for University Education,”

Zetech University Partners with W&R SETA in SME training exchange programH.E Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu, High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa in Kenya and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Nairobi with Prof. Njenga Munene, Vice Chancellor Zetech University today held a high-level discussion on the upcoming W&RSETA Informal Traders Development Program.

The one-year-long program will be delivered by Zetech University and will have 120 informal traders from South Africa participate in an exchange program to Nairobi, Kenya. It will see traders capacitated on entrepreneurship skills with a key focus on technology and innovation. They will be immersed in the dynamic informal trade in Nairobi over five days, which will be followed by a mentorship and coaching program.

The program will commence on the 7th of August at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Loreto Convent Msongari students visit Zetech UniversityStrong governance structures are the pillars of any progressive institution. Members of the Zetech University Council after a full Council meeting at the newly inaugurated seat of the University, Technology Park Mang’u Campus. The Council was impressed by the strides the management has made in developing the future-ready conducive learning environment and operationalization of the campus

The Council is an apex body that formulates policy and strategic direction as well as oversight and counsel to the University leadership running

Loreto Convent Msongari students visit Zetech UniversityProf. John Opala, a seasoned IT Security Expert from the Harvard University Extension School, is gifted merchandise by Zetech University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Alice Njuguna after a courtesy call at the Varsity's Thika Road Campus, Ruiru. The meeting highlighted our commitment to mentoring the next generation of cybersecurity and technology professionals for global markets through industry visits, immersion, linkages, and collaboration.

Loreto Convent Msongari students visit Zetech UniversityChris Otundo, CEO BrighterMonday, a leading talent acquisition firm in Kenya, with Zetech University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Njenga Munene during a courtesy visit at the Varsity's Technology Park Campus, Mang'u. The Meeting sought to strengthen an MOU that would see the two institutions work closely on areas of talent development, placement opportunities, training, research, consultancy, and thought leadership series.

Loreto Convent Msongari students visit Zetech UniversityStudents of Loreto Convent Msongari paid a visit to the Zetech University Hospitality Department on 18th June 2023.

The visit, which culminated in the students enjoying a sumptuous four course meal prepared in their presence, was aimed at equipping them with first hand skills in hospitality and event management while boosting the university’s student impact and career mentorship program.

This is a critical part of the process of nurturing wholesome students that Zetech University undertakes, while also equipping them with fundamental culinary skills for their home science classes undertaken under the new competency-based curriculum.

The students got an unmatched experience of Zetech’s state of the art kitchen, restaurant and facilities such as the world class library and innovation hub.

3rd Annual Alliance High School Computing & Robotics Fair 2023On Saturday, June 17, 2023, iZET Hub was represented by John Musyoki, Kelvin Gitau, Christian Onjala & Steven (innovators) In the 3rd Annual Alliance High School Computing & Robotics Fair 2023.

In attendance were over 500 high school students, STEM organizations/companies and media houses such as KTN and NTV.

The goal of the event was to exhibit iZET Hub Innovations and engaging students in conversations about Robotics. From the team the students were exposed to some career opportunities in the field of technology and the different skills and knowledge required in that field.

Participants recognized Zetech’s effort to champion STEM. In addition, Alliance High school Students signed up to be considered for a robotics program run by the Team Kenya robotics group.

IMPACT MENTORSHIP 2023The event was graced by Robert A. Bell, FCCA. He is a Forbes top 40 under 40 chartered coach, TED speaker, author and entrepreneur who serves as the Presidential adviser for AfCTA Young Entrepreneurs Federation in charge of youth mobilization.

The theme of the talk was championing creativity to spur student enterprise in institutions of higher learning. Students got an opportunity to learn how to turn their creative talents into sources of income and manage the same in an efficient manner.

Commenting further, Robert noted that the world had digitized and liberalized in recent years thus offering an opportunity for anyone with a creative talent to use them in creating awareness and gain income.

Students engaged the speaker and got mentorship on contemporary issues affecting them in society, highlighting one of Zetech’s pillars of an unmatched student experience.

CUE inspects Mangu Technology Park for PHD AccreditationThe Commission for University Education conducted an inspection of the Mangu Technology Park Campus to asses its readiness to offer PhD programs.

The inspection which included a site tour by CUE officials, saw them taken round for a first-hand experience of the ultra-modern campus facilities that include spacious lecture halls, library and research halls, laboratories, workshops, hostels, sports and extracurricular facilities, administrative offices and a serene outdoor environment.

The CUE was impressed by the level of preparations the University had made in readiness to launch the PhD program in their exit report.

KTN Beyond Horizons KTN have chosen Zetech University’s Ruiru Campus to host the station’s flagship show; Beyond Horizons, which airs weekly on Sundays at 8pm.

In the episode, Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Alice Njuguna and Bonventure Otieno, Secretary of the Green Party of Kenya kicked off the show with a discussion on the role of youth in leadership.

Prof. Njuguna noted that leadership is a responsibility which translates to service delivery. It requires space for youth to define their own styles and needs an all rounded person who can be molded to fit in any environment.

On the role of curriculum in developing leaders, she noted that Universities should have curricular that allow students to network and be involved in societal discussions on contemporary issues.

Zetech University’s media students also got an opportunity to experience first hand the show set up process and interact with media industry experts.

Zetech Sparks Redbull Basketball Zetech Sparks participated in the Redbull Basketball 3on3 Kenya Tour from 10 th -17 th June 2023 in Nairobi.

The tournament had 2 teams each from Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret and Kisumu. Sparks played 5 games and won all, bagging the rights to represent Kenya in the Redbull Basketball 3on3 World Tour in Serbia.

Still reveling in the brilliance of their Premier League performances this season, Sparks didn’t disappoint,thrashing all their opponents to emerge Champions.

Sparks coach Obie complimented his charges for the superb representation of the Zetech University brand, on which he heaped praises for the strong support of student sports. The global exposure gained highlights Zetech’s philosophy of bringing a world of opportunities to its students.

matriculation cohort 2023We are excited to formally open our doors and have the #May2023Cohort join the home of
#ScholarlyExcellence and look forward to a fulfilling journey of knowledge creation, growth, and success. Together, let's create memories and a #ZetechExperience that will last a lifetime!

zetech and pioneer insuranceAt Zetech University, we work hard and play even harder! The University administration constantly seeks opportunities to collaborate with like-minded organisations and corporations to ensure that the #ZetechExperience cuts across both staff members and students.

We are pleased to receive a cheque worth KES 100,000 from Pioneer General Insurance Limited. The proceeds will be allocated to projects that make the Zetech University workplace conducive, enjoyable and safe for all staff members.

zetech basketballSparks and Kenya Ports Authority from Kenya, will represent the Country in Club Championships come August in Kigali Rwanda. KPA completed a sweep of first timers Zetech University winning Game Three 68-43 on Saturday at the Makande Gymnasium in Mombasa. The dockers had earlier on last weekend won both game one and two in convincing 30-point margins in Nairobi, and the third of five games of the final series ended in their favor to close out the defense of their title.

Sparks will be competing against the two top clubs from Uganda, Egypt, Rwanda, Tanzania and South Sudan.

Eco-Mobilus prog GitauZetech University’s Prof. Geoffrey Gitau Kamau displays his ingenious innovation, the Eco-Mobilus, during an interview with the Associated Press (AP) at Zetech Ruiru Campus.

It is a retrofitted electric motorcycle powered by 4 battery packs from old laptop cells and a hub motor. The E-Mobilus takes 2.5 hours to fully charge and saves him 80% on fuel cost daily, rides 120km on a single charge and produces zero sound and CO2 emission.

As a consequence of the prevalent high cost of fuel, Prof. Gitau pondered and cracked his knuckles on how best to modify the available materials to produce a fuel efficient and environmentally sustainable transport alternative.

He thus put his technical knowledge into use and bought an abandoned motorcycle chassis, removed the petrol engine and replaced it with a motor and disposed laptop battery cells. He was motivated by the large amounts of e-waste that could be recycled and the huge potential for expansion and scalability in Kenya.

The price range for a conversion ranges from USD1000 to 3000.This is less than the cost of importing electric vehicles. The biggest challenge is the lack of a standard retrofitting model due to the varying specifications of different motorcycles.

He is looking to manage a battery assembly doe two and three wheelers and hopes the government will embrace e-mobility and offer subsidies to support startups and encourage investment in such ventures.

zetech sparksKenya Ports Authority showed their experience and squad depth, surviving an early scare from first timers Zetech University to win 68-38 in Game One of the National Women’s Basketball Premier League play-offs at the Nyayo Gymnasium on Saturday night.

Zetech had run the defending champions close in the opening quarter, but the dockers managed to steady their ship in the second half of the game to draw first blood ahead of Game Two in a best of five series on Sunday night.

Nigerian import Ifunaya Okoro starred for the dockers with a game high 20 points, while Belinda Aluoch also recorded double figures, sinking in 11 points. Zetech’s danger girl Mary Lisa was hugely subdued in the duel, and only managed seven points for her side.

KPA women took a 2-0 advantage in the finals last Sunday when they again humbled newbies Zetech University 70-38 in game two of the best of five series playoffs played at the Nyayo Gymnasium.
Speaking after his girls suffered a second consecutive loss to champions Kenya Ports Authority, Sparks coach Obilo pointed out that they just need a little bit of confidence and they will be good to go.

zetech sparksZetech University’s ladies football team, the Zetech Sparks played a friendly match with Point Loma University from California, USA on 18th May at the Ruaraka Stadium.

The highly anticipated match kicked off at 3 pm, with the visitors going on the front foot courtesy of an own goal from Zetech.

The match, which had been organized by the Sports Outreach foundation, ended in a 2-1 loss for the sparks.

Point Loma went 2 up in the first half courtesy of a goal from Bethany before Naise drew one back for the Sparks in the second half.

Sports Outreach is a faith-based NGO focused on restoring hope and transforming lives among vulnerable populations in Kenyan slums.

The match served to highlight Zetech’s commitment to partner with other international institutions and offer their students maximum exposure and an unmatched experience to fulfill their pillar of offering a holistic education.

tech ideas festivalZetech University hosted the Ideas Tech festival at its Innovation labs, famously known as the iZET hub.

The event, whose theme was leveraging on technology for sustainable socioeconomic development, was held on Thursday 25th May from 8 am to 5pm.Various participants showcased their ideas and innovations that fulfilled the theme of the event.

Speaking at the event, the dean of Zetech University’s school of ICT, Media and Engineering Dr. Wilfred Gikaru said only continued investment in technology focused solutions would solve the present challenges facing humanity in general.

The festival serves to highlight Zetech’s continued empowerment of students to invent tools that can be applied to tackle global challenges such as carbon emission, industrial automation, waste management, green energy, artificial intelligence and precision medicine.

Barbados High CommissionerThe High Commissioner for Barbados, William MacDonald, paid Zetech University a courtesy call on Thursday 24th May.

In a widely anticipated address to students of International Relations and Diplomacy at the Thika Road Campus auditorium, the commissioner was welcomed by the Zetech Vice Chancellor Prof. Njenga Munene, DVC Prof. Alice Njuguna and the Dean School of Education, Arts and Social Sciences Prof. Owen Ngumi.

The talk was organized by Zetech University alumni and current attaché at the embassy of Barbados, Rosemary Oduor.

Expounding on the areas of collaboration between the two countries, the ambassador highlighted technology, agriculture, tourism and climate action as key to the positive bilateral relations.

He was consequently engaged in a lively question and answer session during which he elaborated on the benefits Zetech University gains from such a partnership, including attachment and job opportunities for students, visa free travel and student exchange programs with universities in Barbados.

zetech and university of jubaZetech and the University of Juba- From Left: Prof. Njenga Munene, Zetech University Vice-Chancellor receives a plaque from Prof. John A. Akec, the Vice-Chancellor University of Juba during an MoU sig ing that will see both universities launch joint programs in Hospitality and Tourism among other mutually beneficial projects.

zetech universityZetech University HR Round Table pictorial- From left: Zetech University VC Prof. Dr. Njenga Munene, Irene Kimacia, Head of Corporate Affairs at IHRM and Beryl Nduati, Director Human Resource and Planning at Zetech University at an HR Round Table discussion on the incorporation of employability skills in University curricula.

zetech universityBusiness, Health and Tech Innovations- From Left: Prof Alice Njuguna - Zetech University DVC, Mukira Gitonga - Chief Technology Officer, Omarichet. Space, Prof. Njenga Munene - Zetech University VC and Rebkha Atanofu- Founder and President RnD Associates, USA & Faculty John Hopkins University at a public lecture on "Business, Health and Tech Innovations" at Zetech University Thika Road Campus.

zetech pfcZU and PFC- From left: Connie Cheren- President/founder, Partners for Care (PFC), Prof. Njenga Munene- Vice Chancellor Zetech University, Dr. Catherine Chege- Director Liaison & mobilisation Zetech University and Sammy Wanjau- Executive Director PFC at a fundraiser dinner. Zetech University donated 40 mobility carts geared toward uplifting the lives of People Living With Disabilities (PWDs) in various Kenyan Counties.

zetechCSW- Abby Christine Murage and Geoffrey Martin of Zetech University cut a cake to wrap up Customer Service Week 2022 at the University's Thika Road Campus.

zetech engineeringEngineering student- Prof. Owen Ngumi, Dean School of Education, Arts and Social Sciences- Zetech University awards the best exhibitor trophy to Geoffrey Kamau, an electrical engineering student as his fellow students look on. The Department of Engineering was the best exhibitor at the Zetech University Career Day.

zetech universityL.D KHAN- From left: Prof. Njenga Munene- VC Zetech University presents a package to His Excellency L. D. Khan- the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Kenya; where he gave a keynote speech on 'Cultivating a Successful Mindset' at Ruiru Campus.

zetech smeZetech SME Training- Prof. Njenga Munene, VC Zetech University (left) and Daniel Gitau- MCA Gatongora Ward, Kiambu County (right) award a certificate of participation Lawrence Chege; a trainee of the Zetech University Business, Entrepreneurship and Leadership training where more than 200 SME owners were in attendance Ruiru Campus.

zetech waspaZetech & WASPA- Prof. Njenga Munene VC Zetech University (left) and Antony Ambugo CEO of Water Services Providers Association (WASPA) (right) after signing a pact that will see both institutions leverage Research, Innovation to provide efficient and sustainable water and sanitation services in Kenya.

zetech experienceZetech program Launch - From Left: Roy Khaemba- HoD School of Media & Design, Prof. Alice Njuguna- DVC Academics, Research and Student Affairs present the newly launched Bachelor of Science in Media and Digital Communication to the VC Prof. Njenga Munene and Anthony Ndiema- Head of Radio Maisha at Zetech University Ruiru Campus.

zetech bodabodaZetech Bodaboda CSR - Prof. Alice Njuguna, DVC Academics, Research& Student Affairs at Zetech University and Joseph Njogu, Juja traffic police boss flag off more than 200 bodaboda riders from Witethie ward and Juja constituency after a Financial and Customer Service Management crash course at Zetech University Technologypark in Mang'u. The training is part of Zetech's community outreach activities to mark 25 years of scholarly excellence.