Machakos University upped its efforts to be a preferred University of Scholarly Excellence by reaching out to Huawei Technologies LTD for collaborations in areas that support teaching, research and community service. This was revealed when Ms. Suky Su, the Huawei Technologies Training Manager Country Representative in Kenya visited the University on Thursday, 17th July, 2018. Ms. Suky was received by Prof. Peter Mwita (the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Innovation and Linkages) on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor and held talks with University Top Management, before proceeding to have a session with students.
During the discussion, it emerged that the University will start offer Huawei courses in ICT from September this year. This will equip our students and graduates with exceptional and competitive employable skills relevant in the industry and job market. Machakos University becomes among the few privileged universities in Africa to offer these programmes. Already, the University has sent some members of Staff from the Department of Computer and Information Technology on training organized by Huawei Kenya, for certification to be the teaching staff of these courses.
“It is always good and rewarding to get focused in life, with competitive realistic goals. You not only need hard skills, soft skills that make you employable always open job markets for you. Besides your traditional degree qualifications, you need skills, particularly ICT. Huawei has this as a priority in the endeavors with Machakos University…Comrades Power!!!!” Ms. Suky told the students