CEO EQUITY BANK UPBEAT ON CONTRIBUTION OF CUK TO KENYA’S VISION 2030
The CEO Equity Bank of Kenya has underscored the key contribution of The Co-operative University of Kenya in attainment of the Kenya’s vision 2030. Dr. James Mwangi, while delivering a keynote lecture at The Co-operative University of Kenya’s Main Campus in Karen on Friday 9th March, 2018 on ‘Keys to Successful Entrepreneurship’ valued the strategic position of the University’s role in shaping the gigantic Kenya’s Co-operative movement which he termed as one of the best in the globe.
Dr. Mwangi noted that poverty remains a key challenge in Africa that needed a turnaround strategic solution. He noted that Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit must be reawakened by its 60% of the World’s natural resources sitting on the continent. He challenged Universities to take up practical theories to providing solutions to problems facing Africa.
Speaking during the same event, the University’s Council Chairperson Dr. Ibrahim Ali reiterated the commitment of the University Council in implementing its mandate towards supporting the University’s Management Board for it to realize its mission and vision. Thanking Equity Bank CEO for accepting to deliver a keynote address at CUK, Dr. Ali termed the CEO Equity Bank as a man whose history in the financial books will be read and told hundred fold owing to his revolutionary yet persistence contribution to the banking sector in the world.
The University’s Ag. Vice Chancellor Prof. Kamau Ngamau remained optimistic that The Co-operative University of Kenya was on the radar to ensure quality university teaching, training, and research is not compromised. He reiterated the University’s commitment and willingness to work with various stakeholders and key industry partners in training of graduates from the University and preparing them for the future. He added that the co-operative university of Kenya has remained steadfast towards rethinking and having competence based graduates who are job creators and not job seekers. Prof. Ngamau lauded the University’s graduates creating jobs and taking up entrepreneurial ventures around the World while proving tangible solutions to problems facing the continent of Africa especially in tackling poverty.
The Friday 9th March, 2018 served as the Open Day for the School of Business and Economics with the school launching its 5-year ambitious Strategic Plan and Service Delivery Charter. The School also held its prize-giving day for the class of 2017. During the same event, the Dean School of Business and Economics Dr. Kennedy Kirima launched book, ‘Entrepreneurship; A Global Perspective’ 2nd Edition. The event was attended by the university both teaching and non- teaching staff, the students and secondary schools from the neighboring Karen Estate.