Students Encouraged to Embrace Technological Innovation

Listen up, university students and graduates! The world is changing, and if you want to stay ahead of the game, it’s time to dive headfirst into the digital space. That’s the message from none other than Prof Njenga Munene, the Vice Chancellor of Zetech University. He believes that with the digital revolution in full swing, there are countless opportunities for students to tap into and earn a decent living.

During the university’s career week at their Ruiru Campus, Prof Munene emphasized the importance of keeping up with the evolving dynamics of the digital economy. He highlighted how the government has played a crucial role in supporting this revolution by providing fast internet coverage, establishing digital hubs, and digitizing various services. It’s all geared towards helping people earn online.

So, what’s the bottom line? According to Prof Munene, students must become tech-savvy, innovative, and entrepreneurial to remain competitive in the job market. They should take advantage of those government initiatives and leverage the digital space to generate income, ultimately beating the dreaded monster known as unemployment. It’s time to think outside the box and explore the vast opportunities that lie within the digital realm.

But wait, there’s more! Zetech University has been making strides in ICT training to ensure their students have a competitive edge. They’ve been working closely with the Ministry of Information, Communication, and the Digital Economy through the Ajira Digital Programme. This partnership aims to equip students with the necessary skills to thrive in the online work sphere, providing alternative employment opportunities.

The university has focused on training students in various areas, including digital marketing, transcription, virtual assistance, data entry and management, and online writing – all part of the Ajira programme. These skills will be invaluable in the tech-driven job market of the future. In fact, Prof Munene predicts that around 70% of future jobs will be technology-based. So, it’s high time to embrace the digital frontier!

As if that’s not enough, Zetech University has exciting plans in the works. They are in the process of establishing an entrepreneurship ecosystem incubation hub. What’s that, you ask? Well, it’s a place where students can nurture their business ideas and receive support and guidance to bring them to life. Eventually, these ideas will graduate into industrial hubs, creating a space for innovation and economic growth.

The students couldn’t be more thrilled about the career week and the valuable insights it has provided. They now have a clearer vision of their career paths and understand the areas they need to focus on to enhance their marketability after graduation. One student, Charity Njeri, enthusiastically exclaimed that through the digital space, they don’t have to wait until they complete their studies to start earning. The opportunities are there, and networking is key in this digital era.


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