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New MKUSA officials now ready for leadership

All the newly-elected officials of the Mount Kenya University Students Association (MKUSA) now fully understand what is expected of them as leaders. This is after a five-day induction this month to adequately prepare them for the rigours of leadership.

The new officials of the student council went through their leadership paces at various campuses from 7 to 11 March.

MKU dean of students, Mr Evans Omwango, explained that his office had organised the training because student leaders were part and parcel of the university governance structure. They participate in university management and should therefore be well prepared to execute their role at the institution.

The induction forums were held in Nakuru and Nyeri. External professional facilitators and former student leaders trained the MKUSA officials on leadership and appraised them of the kinds of challenges and opportunities they will be expected to respond to.

The forums introduced MKUSA leaders to the structure and operations of the University in whose management they will participate, said the dean.

The new leaders bonded, learnt leadership skills and developed annual work plans for their campuses.

The topics covered at the induction forums included MKU history and governance system, communication channels and students welfare management systems. Others were university student leadership challenges and opportunities, team building, student leadership in the 21st century, and challenges and opportunities at the campus.