The Co-operative University of Kenya celebrated its 6th graduation ceremony on the 25th Day of February 2022 at Karen, Nairobi in a colorful event where the Group Managing Director and CEO of the Co-operative Bank, Dr.Gideon Muriuki, was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letter (Honoris Causa) DLitt. The event, with the theme, ‘Co-operative and Social Solidarity Economy” saw a total of 2,223 graduands conferred Degrees and awarded Diplomas and Certificates in various fields of specialization.
The Acting University Chancellor, Dr. Jeremy Bundi congratulated the class of 2022 noting that their achievement was a sign of a bright future for the nation; “Today marks another important milestone for the university where we shall release another group of 2,223 well-trained and equipped graduates into the job market. The future looks bright for all these young innovators and entrepreneurs largely owing to the fact that they have all been trained and equipped with the requisite sets of skills. We anticipate and expect that you will make a positive contribution and impact in your respective societies and in everything that you endeavor to do.”
The Chairperson of the University Council in his speech, read on his behalf by Mr. Peter Gathirwa, spoke courageously and encouraged the graduands to be confident that they have attained a world-class education from The Co-operative University of Kenya and urged them to go out and face the world with patriotism, devotion, and commitment. In addition, the chairperson encouraged the graduands to spread the cooperative spirit, be job creators and not job seekers as they are all equipped with skills that would make them create jobs. “Feel confident that you have attained a world-class education from this University. I urge you to go out there and face the world with patriotism, devotion, and commitment. If you cannot secure a white-collar job, know that you have the skills and the ability to create jobs. Do not always wish to be job seekers but job creators”
The University congratulated Dr. Gideon Muriuki who was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his distinguished and illustrious service to the co-operative movement in Kenya and Africa. Dr. Gideon Muriuki also injected his words of wisdom to all the guests present at the ceremony and proudly stated that The Co-operative Bank is a prayerful bank. “It has surely taken fervent prayers and immense God’s favour for an institution that was on the verge of collapse with a huge KES 2.3 Billion loss in the year 2001 to be now one of the largest Banking Groups in the Region and an Asset Base of over Kshs.590 Billion” Dr.Gideon Muriuki said. The Co-operative Bank Foundation also gives full education sponsorship to needy and bright students from all regions of Kenya four of whom were among the graduation class of 2022.