Graduation dinner held in honor of Doctoral students
By Jemima Oloo
Last Friday evening, USIU-Africa celebrated the graduating Doctoral class of 2023 to honor their remarkable achievement. The 23 Doctoral students shared their wonderful experiences about their journeys, challenges and areas of growth. They were particularly grateful to their supervisors for not just instructing them but holding their hands.
The occasion was graced by the chair of the University Council, Mr Kris Senanu, the Interim Vice chancellor Dr. Omolola Omole-Odubekun, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics- Transformational, Teaching, Learning and Research, Prof, Amos Njuguna, Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications, Irene Onacha, Director, Finance, Dr. Judith Obura, Director, Legal Service, Ms. Helen Ambasa, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Martin Njoroge, Dean, Chandaria School of Business, Dr. Timothy Oketch and other guests.
In her address, the Interim Vice Chancellor encouraged the graduands to continue in their pursuit of knowledge. “You are leading the way, you are a lodestar, continue to be a lodestar, continue to be the light that others will see and follow. As African intellectuals we have a mission to ensure young ones behind us are inspired-you are inspiring, encourage others to pursue their postgraduate studies,” she said.
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Martin Njoroge encouraged them to do more with their education and called on the graduands to go forth and use their knowledge to impact decision making on a global scale. “Do not let your dissertation gather dust, we want you to inform policy, turn your dissertations to books and journal articles so that you can disseminate the findings,” he emphasized.
The Doctoral graduands of USIU-Africa Class of 2023 are poised to make an impact in the world, fed with knowledge, determination, quality education and unwavering commitment to do more for the society.
The USIU Africa community is proud of the graduating class of 2023- Go forth and be a lodestar, shinning bright for everyone to see.