On Friday, October 28, 2022- Kitui Deputy Governor Augustine Kanani has reaffirmed the County Government’s resolve to work closely with the South Eastern Kenya University towards realization of sustainable solutions to problems facing the residents.
Speaking when he represented Governor Julius Malombe at SEKU’s 9th graduation ceremony at the main campus, DG Kanani said the two institutions will perpetuate partnerships* in terms of infrastructural development and knowledge exchange.
“This university offers core courses that are uniquely tailored for Kitui and the entire South Eastern Region. These include Watershed Management, Environmental Management, Climate Change & Agroforestry, Dry land Resource Management, Agricultural Resource Management, and Livestock Production Systems, among others.
“I have no doubt that these courses, as well as all the other courses taught in this university, will continue to arm graduates with adequate skills that will be key to spurring development in this region and beyond,” read part of the Governor’s speech.
The Deputy Governor further reiterated the county government’s commitment to making SEKU a premier learning institution through provision of clean and safe drinking water, upgrading of feeder roads and reinstallation of security street lighting.
He also said Governor Malombe’s administration will work closely with SEKU to actualize establishment of the proposed Mwingi Campus and create more learning opportunities for students from Kitui County and beyond.
SEKU’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Geoffrey Muluvi hailed the county government for continued support for the higher learning institution.
University Education and Research PS Amb. Simon Nabukwesi, Kitui Women Representative Dr. Irene Kasalu, MPs Dr. Makali Mulu (Kitui Central), Bonnie Mwalika (Kitui Rural) and Edith Nyenze (Kitui West), and former Makueni Govenor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana, were among a host of dignitaries who graced the ceremony.
Kitui DG Press Service Team.