My desire to follow my passion in Natural Sciences began at a tenderage. This was exhibited in my excellent performance in the sciences andgeography, coupled with practical engagement in nature-oriented field activities, exhibitions, presentations, and studies.
At Egerton University, we are always eager to hear incredible stories of how our Alumni are transforming lives in their different professions. Recently, the Egerton University Alumni Relations Office spoke to Lr Buoga Jared Omondi who agreed to share with us his amazing journey.
The Egerton University Alumni Association (EUAA), at it's meeting held on 2nd October 2021 at Milele Resort in Nakuru, appointed Mr. Moses Kiogora to be the Association's Brand Ambassador. Mr. Kiogora graduated from Egerton University with a Diploma in Animal Health in December 1989.
There are several things that determine what makes a university capable of producing quality graduates. One is the quality of its programmes. Another is a highly qualified academic staff, as well as competent administrative, technical and support staff. A third one is the high quality andimpact of the research and extension work undertaken at the university. In all these three areas, Egerton University is well endowed.
Dr. Purity Ngina first rose to fame when she became the youngest Ph.D. holder in Biomathematics that she attained at Strathmore University in 2018 at the age of 28. She had three publications to her name and she mainly published papers on HIV/AIDS as she felt that it had affected many people in society.
"My name is Rachael Ngina. In 2018-2019, I got an internship in Israel, Arava Desert. I was so surprised to see the Israelis producing food and even exporting their excess food, yet their land is too dry. Actually not even the wild shrubs survive because of the hot climate, they even import soil. My first weeks were so bad, it felt like being roasted and I frequently had headaches.
Twenty-five needy students from Egerton University have benefited from bursaries from a group of Alumni who joined Egerton University in 1990. The Alumni group known as EU 90 Alma Mater Charity Fund have incorporated bursaries and mentorship activities in their programmes as a way of giving back to their former University.
Egerton University Alumnus, Prof. Emmanuel Mutisya Appointed as the Board Chairperson of GESCI, an International NGO, to spearhead the organization's growth in the education and skills development sub-sector.
Here is the story of Mr. William Amwayi who is an Executive Secretary and Technical Assistant to ISO President, Engineer Eddy Njoroge. Mr. Amwayi is an Egerton University Alumnus having earned a BSC. in Animal Science (2007).
My early years bring for memories of the hard struggle my parents wagedto provide a living for our family. Welived in the village of Makuyuni, a tinystation on the railway line from Tanga toMoshi, and our sole possession was asmall duka. We had no electricity, norunning water, and we had to contendwith a hole dug in the ground for a toilet.Our house provided no protection fromthe heat wave, which caused such aserious infection in my eye that I nearlylost my sight.
Egerton University has for many years made a mark in society through its continuous transformation of the lives of students who pass through it in ways surpassing human understanding. Our students set the pace in Kenya and the world over as having impeccable values, character, and exemplary professional capabilities.
I was admitted to Egerton University at Njoro to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2016. The opportunity allowed me to study three disciplines, and I settled for Economics, Mathematics and Sociology. In the third year I dropped Mathematics and concentrated on the other two disciplines, which I had found both exciting and intriguing.
A good number of years ago, in 1973, I received agood number of years ago, in 1973, I received abursary from the Aga Khan Department of Education (Tanzania) to study Dairy Technology at Egerton College, as it was then known. I recall trackingfrom Moshi to Nakuru with Naushad Jan Mohamed, who hadalso received a bursary to studyAgricultural Engineering and would thusbe my college mate.
We wish to recognise another Alumnus named Dickson Karanja (BEd Arts 1994-1998) for winning the Bett MEA Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award. This is a global award for educators who create innovative approaches to driving excellence through innovation in education within the classroom.