Zetech University invests in ICT to prepare students for job market

Zetech University students.

Zetech University students.

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The future of institutions of higher education in the 21st century relies on the revolution of Information Technology and innovation.

The longevity of a graduate’s career in this era relies on the university’s ability to advance, adjust to the revolutions in technology and grow over time.

Zetech University banks on technology-enabled education to produce graduates that are aligned towards sustainable economic and social development. Going by the motto Invent Your Future, Zetech seeks to equip its students with skills and competencies that make them catalysts for wealth creation.

The institution has invested in a state-of-the-art innovation hub; the Zetech Innovation Entrepreneurship and Technology Hub (iZET).

Located at Zetech University Thika Road Campus, the Innovation Hub aims at becoming a regional centre of innovation and knowledge creation, linked to the fast-moving world of global interconnectivity.

The hub supports entrepreneurship training, business services, funding or venture capital, mentorship opportunities, research, equipment and commercialisation.

Innovators 

“The Innovation Hub has created a unique space for high-tech entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers and venture capitalists to meet, network and prosper. Its value-adding business support services contribute to the growth and globalisation of technology-rich enterprises in an environment that promotes innovation and enhances competitiveness for knowledge-based businesses,” noted the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Njenga Munene during the launch of the hub.

The hub supports students with entrepreneurship training, business services, funding or venture capital, mentorship opportunities, research, equipment and commercialisation

The university has also collaborated with Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC) to provide digital resources that students can access both on and off-campus. Zetech’s E-library not only facilitates convenient access to learning resources but also cuts on the cost of information resources.

The library was ranked the best in the usage of KLISC databases and Emerald Publishing resources in 2021. The contest involved 106 institutions of higher learning and research bodies.

Speaking at the announcement of the KLISC report 2021, Zetech University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academics, Research & Extension Dr. Alice Njuguna noted that it is only through reading that students will explore their full potential.

Build careers 

Dr. Njuguna reiterated that this way, the students will be able to build their careers and broaden their knowledge in technology.

Zetech was selected by African Telecommunications Union to represent Kenya as a top 10 finalist University in the African Telecommunication Union (ATU) challenge 2021.

The challenge, which was financed by Huawei Technologies, Intel Corporation, GSM Association, AfriLabs and African Telecommunications Union (ATU) aimed to recognise best practices that can be replicated across the continent, to provide short and long-term sustainable solutions to the challenges facing young ICT innovators.

 The world of technology is drastically changing and Zetech University provides students with opportunities to pursue their studies and continually grow their ICT capacity.

This way, the students grow, explore and apply knowledge in real-life occasions that will add value to their ever-changing needs of the job market.

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