Mt Kenya University has invested heavily in digital learning after the 2020 education calendar was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.
MKU Vice Chancellor Stanely Waudo says e-learning is the way to go adding that the institution has embraced the system going into the future to ensure continuity and enhance quality.
Speaking during the virtual orientation of an estimated 5000 new students for the virtual Sept-Dec semester Waudo said the University has been preparing for a new learning order since 2013 and is now ready.
The University has already received a go ahead from Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on its preparedness for the resumption of the education calendar.
Waudo said preparations for the University’s 18th graduation are ongoing adding that the ceremony will be held virtually.
He congratulated the new students for their exemplary performance in last year’s KCSE examinations saying they have choose the best university to further their education.
Waudo said MKU has leveraged on technology to ensure learning continues even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Digital transformation in Kenya and across the Globe is trend that has redefined learning through creating inclusive learning experiences,” He said.
The VC said online learning can no longer be overlooked saying it’s self centered and encourages students to take charge of their own learning.
Waudo said, online learning places more responsibility on students and reduces dependency on teachers adding that discipline among learners is key in ensuring its success.
He said the University endeavors to train the new students to broaden their minds and impart skills and knowledge and values that will help them navigate through various environments.