New student leaders undergo training.
Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-10-02 08:47

The new leaders were taken through a one-day sensitization workshop on the operations of the University. The training was held at the KCB Leadership Centre, Karen, on September 29, 2017.

Student leadership was formerly represented by Student Organization of Nairobi University (SONU), but that has since been replaced following amendments to Universities Act. Students will now be represented by the student council.

Speaking during the event, Prof. Isaac Mbeche, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, urged the incoming leaders of the Students Council to be transparent in handling public resources. Student leaders were urged to develop a budget, work on the new constitution, develop procurement plans for the things they wish to buy during the financial year 2017/2018. On the issues of alcohol and drug abuse, Prof. Mbeche appealed to the new leaders to champion the sensitization of students on the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse.

The leaders were as well asked to lead by example and take good care of the physically challenged students among them. They are to be peace ambassadors who will talk to the other students to avoid riots. “We need to churn out socially and academically able graduates, preference of the industry,” he said.

In his concluding remarks, Prof. Mbeche told students that they have the opportunity to be better leaders, with good grades.  He told them that they have an opportunity to learn and grow.

Dean of Students, Rev. Fr. Dominic Wamugunda, urged the new student leaders to rethink outside the box, outside hooliganism, indiscipline, impunity and all other ills that have deviled the University. “You are here to invent new student leadership, vision, passion, into student leadership”, he said. Leadership is about 5Ps, these being: Purpose, a leader needs to know what he intends to achieve. Picture, a leader needs a mental image of where he is taking his followers. People, leadership is about people and lastly, participation, people need to participate in the leadership process.

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Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2017-12-29 08:47