Machakos University Lecturer’s Compassionate Act Inspires Many
In a heartwarming incident that has touched the hearts of many, Madam Ruth Mburu, a dedicated lecturer at Machakos University, demonstrated extraordinary empathy and mindfulness during an exam invigilation. Her selfless act, which saw her taking care of a student’s child, has left an indelible mark on the entire Machakos University community and beyond.
Madam Ruth Mburu, a lecturer in the School of Business, Economics, Hospitality and Tourism Management at Machakos University, was invigilating an exam when she noticed a student trying to balance the demands of academics and parenthood. Touched by this student’s predicament, Madam Ruth Mburu offered to take care of the child and even put the kid on her back while continuing to invigilate the exam. Her act of kindness was nothing short of extraordinary.
The School of Business, Economics, Hospitality and Tourism Management, under the leadership of Prof. Charles Ombuki, has always aimed to instill not only academic excellence but also a strong sense of compassion and community service in its students. Madam Ruth Mburu’s action exemplified these values, creating an emotional ripple effect throughout the university.
Upon being asked why she had taken such a rare and commendable action, Madam Ruth Mburu humbly replied that her role as a lecturer is not simply a profession but a profound passion guided by Machakos University’s core values, vision, mission, and its mandate of teaching, research, and community service. She emphasized the importance of nurturing a supportive and inclusive academic environment where students’ well-being is prioritized alongside their academic growth.
This remarkable act of kindness has not gone unnoticed by the students, faculty members, the school administration, and the wider community. Students were deeply moved by the compassion and care demonstrated by their lecturer, Madam Ruth Mburu. Faculty members applauded her for setting an outstanding example of the values they aim to instill in their students.
Prof. Joyce Agalo, the Vice Chancellor of Machakos University, expressed her admiration for Madam Ruth Mburu’s extraordinary act of compassion. In a statement, Prof. Agalo said, “Madam Ruth Mburu’s actions embody the very essence of our university’s mission and values. She has shown us all what it means to be not only a dedicated educator but also a true pillar of support for our students. Her selflessness and commitment to our university’s vision of holistic education are truly commendable.”
Prof. Agalo continued, “As the Vice Chancellor, I am immensely proud to have such dedicated and compassionate individuals among our staff. We encourage all members of our university community to follow her example and create an environment where every student feels supported and valued.”
Madam Ruth Mburu’s act of compassion reminds us all that education is not merely about academics; it is about nurturing and supporting the entire individual. It is a testament to the enduring values and mission of Machakos University. Her story serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration, proving that even a single act of kindness can make a world of difference.
In a world where empathy and compassion are often in short supply, Madam Ruth Mburu’s actions stand as a shining example of what it means to truly care for and support one another. Her story will undoubtedly leave a lasting legacy, inspiring others to embrace the values of community service, compassion, and mindfulness.