Zetech engages parents in Stakeholder’s Forum
Zetech University was pleased to this week host an interactive stakeholder’s forum where our Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Research, Extension and Student Affairs (DVC.ARE&S) briefed parents and guardians on our achievements regarding online learning that started April this year.
The sessions started with a warm welcome from the Dean, School of Business and Economics Prof. Peter Kibas who took time to welcome the guests and invite them for an informative forum with those charged with the mandate of offering quality education to students.
Highlighting the gains we have made once we transitioned to online learning, Dr. Alice Njuguna, DVC.ARE&S informed the stakeholders that the University engaged the Commission for Higher Education to ensure online classes meets the stipulated quality requirements. “We engaged CUE to affirm that the content and training we are providing is of quality standard. We further upgraded our Learning Management System to accommodate over 10000 users as the platform previously only catered to students who strictly studied online.” She said. Dr. Njuguna also walked the parents through the online learning process and execution of online exams, assuring them of their investment in the system.
The University has since March overcome the impact of covid-19 on university education in Kenya to shift students to study their online degrees, diplomas and certificates on a virtual training platform.
In his presentation, the VC Prof Njenga Munene highlighted the University has invested in putting up a new building in preparedness for the reopening of institutions to ensure social distancing is observed. Additionally, the institution has collaborated with partners such as Euro Corporate and Jowath events Ltd to equip the campuses with automatic thermometers and sanitizers to ensure everyone who visits the facilities observe the stipulated safety measures.
“With the support of our parents and guardians, we have managed to provide students with online learning, having provided free data bundles to students every month to facilitate their learning. Through strong collaborations, we will continue to give our students the best.” said Prof. Munene, who lauded the parents for embracing online classes.
The session thereafter provided the stakeholders with a platform to share their thoughts and ask questions, with the University’s Registrar Academics Peter Osumba and other heads of department taking time to respond to queries around registration, online exams, attachment as well technical and administrative support for parents and students.
The forum ended on a high note with parents requesting or additional session with the University to ensure a smooth experience for their students.
I appreciate the learning online during this time of COVID 19 pandemic. I t is important that students are very much much updated with all the steps as you have stressed to the parents. I hope this September all students will be informed in good time. Sometime there has been challenges of accessing laptop of which is the responsibility of the parents to provide their children. Likewise the students can be provided with notes to their emails incase they do not have laptops – or even when it breaks down this will enables them to continue without being interrupted. I appreciate and hope the pandemic flattens the students will be able to attend classes as normal. Some students do well with a lecture teaching a head of them. Thanks so much as i have read what others gotten and i belief our students will emerge the best and confident in their practices. God bless you all and Zetech multidisciplinary team.
Thank you Andrew
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