Kibabii University has been asked to invest in research and innovation in a bid to boost employment among its graduates.
Speaking Friday during Kibabii University’s fourth graduation ceremony, the cabinet secretary for Education, Prof. George Magoha asked the university to embrace technology and carry out more research in environmental and agricultural areas.
Prof. Magoha said Kibabii University which is hosted in agriculture-rich Bungoma region should invest more in agriculture-related innovation and research which can help the country attain food security which is one of the big four agenda.
He cautioned Kibabii University against going the short cut way saying they should follow the right process to produce graduates that can compete favourably in the job market.
He said that if the university embraces innovation and research its graduates could create employment to others and themselves thus dealing with the issue of high unemployment among the youths.
Kibabii University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Ipara Odeo said since Kibabii University was given a charter in 2015 some 5,517 have graduated from the university.
Prof. Odeo thanked the president for his commitment and support towards the university which has enabled it reach the far he has come.
President Uhuru Kenyatta who is the chancellor of Kibabii University asked residents to embrace the big four agenda which will drive the country towards attaining Kenya Vision 2030.
In Friday’s graduation 1,863 students received their degree and diploma awards with ten among them attaining doctorate degrees.
By Maureen Imbayi