President Ruto presides over opening of the Open University of Kenya
President William Ruto, on Thursday, August 3, presided over the official opening and award of the Charter to the Open University of Kenya (OUK) in Konza, Machakos County.
Equity CEO James Mwangi has been appointed chancellor of the University.
“We have put Kenyan’s money into this project hence it should not only benefit Machakos citizens but all countrymen,” said the head of state.
The first batch of students is expected to be enrolled in September.
Speaking at the opening of the institution of higher learning Machogu said, “The University will open new opportunities for students in Kenya as they will be able to access affordable education and nurture their aspirations.”
In a letter to Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, which was sent in early June, the Commission for University said that recommendations to open the university were approved during a special meeting with its board held on June 7.
President William Ruto also toured Konza Technopolis while in the Ukambani region.
Also present were the Communication and Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary, Eliud Owalo, and the Makueni Governor, Mutula Kilonzo, among other leaders.
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