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Posted by webmaster on February 26, 2016
Women and PWDs workshop participants

As an institution of higher learning, University of Kabianga has three main mandates, which are: Teaching, Extension and Linkages.

On February 25, 2016, the university held an extension workshop in the main campus for the Women and the people living with disabilities. The event was presided over by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. W.K. Kipngeno.

While addressing the women and people living with disabilities, the Vice-Chancellor said the function was part of the extension that targets the members of the society and in particular the community around the university. “Our Mission is to be a leading university in scientific innovation for the betterment of humanity and achieve this, we must involve you in the activities of the University as a community,” said the Vice-Chancellor. He added that the institution benefit a lot from the community and it is the mandate of the university to benefit the community only in terms of resources but also knowledge which form part of the extension.

The participants who were taken through various training including stress management, alcohol and drug abuse avoidance, small scale business, how to make juice from fruits among others expressed their joy for the remarkable move by the institution.

The Vice-Chancellor said they have a lot of money for the women and people with disabilities to be utilized and urged the new trainees to come running for the money. “We have Ksh. 70m for you people to grab while giving services to the university. You have been taken through procurement and tenders and as a public institution, we are equal employers and seekers of services that you must seek,” he said.

Prof. Marion Mutugi (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Planning, Research and Development) said the journey for extension services in the university had just began and encouraged the participants to utilize the skills acquired during the training for their benefit and development.

“We shall invite the Wazees (elders) and youths also to undergo the training so that we achieve the mandate of extension and more so on government directives on tenders when we award them,” said DVC. Prof. Mutugi urged the participants to share the knowledge gained with so that they can expand and use the opportunity to market the university. “This is your university and you are now the ambassadors of hope. Bring your children to the university and also enrol for short causes to equip yourselves with knowledge here,” she urged.

The participant were awarded certificate of completion for the skills offered by the university during the workshop.




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