Embrace technology, collaborations to produce experienced graduates – universities told
Higher learning institutions across the country have been urged to embrace technology and collaborations with other institutions in order to release experienced graduates to the job market.
Scholars underscored the need for holistic academic and extracurricular training to produce fully-baked graduates ready to handle tough assignments in their line of work.
Zetech University don who also doubles as the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Research, Extension and Student Affairs Dr. Alice Njuguna noted that training students beyond the classroom will not only help them thrive in business and work but also in general life.
She noted that while higher learning institutions play a major role in the development of an integrative community, universities must endeavor to groom graduates to excel academically, socially and in talent-centered programs.
“There is even a higher need to groom our students outside the classroom if our motive is to make them responsible persons in the society. As institutions of higher learning, we have a role to ensure that the products we give to the job market are marketable even to the community they live around,” she said.
Additionally, the University Vice Chancellor Prof Njenga Munene yesterday said that the institution has launched mandatory entrepreneurship classes for all students to prepare them to become distinguished market leaders and employers.
“Teaching entrepreneurship is a way of empowering trainees to become innovative and creative, and integrating the business classes with research activities, results in producing innovative and self-reliant graduates,” he said.