Prof. Genevieve Wanjala, Dean School of Education addresing student leaders at the workshop

The college of Education and External Studies management organized a two days training workshop for UNSA and UNESA student leaders on leadership role. This platform gave an opportunity for the elected leaders to engage and discuss student’s affairs at the Campus. The workshop which was held at Panorama Lodge Naivasha Lodge saw 24 elected leaders at the college attend the training.

Speaking at opening of the workshop, The Dean School of Education Prof. Genevieve Wanjala emphasized on the importance of leadership in an environment where the goal is that every student will achieve at high levels cannot be overstated. She stated that Leadership process is a function of the Leader, Follower and other Situational Variables. The leader has the responsibility to develop the group and harness their skills and motivate them to perform their tasks and achieve set goals. In this context, the leader is each and every one of us- as individuals so the student leadership of Kikuyu Campus. It is us UNSA and UNESA - Prof. Wanjala added.She challenged the leaders on how well they knew the national values of the country? While quoting Constitution of Kenya (2010) which provides the values that Kenyans should uphold in order to achieve a stable and progressive nation responsibility, this values included; Respect, excellence, Care Compassion and understanding ,tolerance, honesty, trustworthiness and being ethical.

The College Principal Prof. Isaac Jumba speaking at the workshop touched on key achievement and benefits the college has had in the past years in terms of partnership, linkages and collaborations. He argued the current leaders to work hand in hand with the administration to ensure the College continues to excel to greater heights.

The Chairman Department of Educational Foundation Dr. Isaac Muasya while sharing his presentation on matters arising in education noted that education is one of the most important areas of global social evolution and it’s the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world. While addressing them he emphasized student leaders that they are agents of peace in the university.

UNSA Chairman Mr. Basil Odwar and his counterpart Mr. Evans Opicho, UNESA Chair gave a few remarks and feedback from their constituents (students) and asked the management to work together with them for a better and peaceful stay at the college.

Also present at the workshop were Prof. Winston Akala (Former Dean-SoE), College Registrar Mr.  Lawrence Mulota, College Assistant dean of students Mrs. Pamela Lunjalu, Students Welfare Manager Dr. Ibrahim Khatete, University Health Service Dr. Bernard Nyakundi, College Bursar Mr. George Ogari, Auditor Mr. Maurice Evusah, Assistant Registrar Mrs. Dorothy Kiome and Campus chief Security officer Mr. John Mutunga.