Varsity records success in high school online career talks
Zetech University, having embraced the power of digital, has in the last weeks conducted online career talks in collaboration with high schools across the Country. The move is aimed at educating secondary school students on career opportunities available and enlighten them on what it takes to join and excel in campus.
Organised by the University marketing department, the career talks have inspired hundreds of learners who are currently back in school following reopening guidelines provided by the Ministry of Education, following the closure of schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the online sessions, largely done by the Faculty Heads and various Deans and Directors, students have enjoyed direct access to university faculty who have inside information that can help them prepare for their desired careers. Schools such as St. Mary’s Mumias, St. Paul’s high in Kakamega, Gendia High school, among others, saw their students taught about cluster points and the necessary requirements to pursue a degree, diploma or certificate course in a reputable university in Kenya. The speakers also highlighted the increased focus on online learning in Kenya, with Zetech having invested in a learning management system that accommodates thousands of students; this achievement saw students enjoy uninterrupted learning despite the impact of the pandemic on face to face learning.
Speaking in one of the sessions, Executive Director Moses Maina challenged students to work hard and attain a good grade to enable them to pursue their desired course in campus. In Kenya, a grade of C+ enables you to pursue a degree programme in University, saving you time on campus. However, students who are not able to attain this have the option to progress from artisan or certificate courses to diploma, to degree and to higher degrees if desired. “Work hard now so that you do not have to struggle during post-secondary school education. As Zetech, we believe you have what it takes to join a degree programme and enjoy support from the Government and Helb to ease the financial burden while in University.” Mr. Moses said, adding that Zetech admits both self and government sponsored student in over 11 degree programmes ranging from ICT, Business, Economics, Commerce, Education, among others.
The schools that have benefitted are grateful for the timely advice and encouraged the University to continue equipping students with the right information to help them make the right decision. Principals and teachers involved have expressed gratitude for the continued support from the University, including provision of treats and merchandise for learners.
As Zetech continues to talk to students and prepare for the January 2021 intake, the University remains committed to walking with students from Kenya and beyond and help them invent their future.