I am pleased to welcome you all to Management University of Africa (MUA). I also welcome you to the world of academia. The world of academia offers infinite possibilities to transform lives.
As you join the MUA family, allow me to congratulate you for your sterling performance during your KCSE examinations. Thank you for choosing to be part of MUA success story. Further, allow me to also welcome all our continuing students back to campus.
As you are aware, MUA is a premier, not-for profit private University, sponsored by Kenya Institute of Management (KIM). It offers programmes in Management, Leadership, Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship and Education.
The COVID-19 situation has made the world to move from conventional behavior to the new normal, amongst other protocols, of social distancing. The past year has been exceptionally challenging for all of us. This was due to the depressed economic situation to the working class students, and some of you having had to prepare and sit for KCSE examinations under extra ordinary circumstances. Congratulations for emerging victorious despite the challenges.
I urge you to take a moment to look back and reflect on how far you have come, and appreciate where you are today. It has not been easy. It was tough, and we will no doubt continue to face difficulties this year with the ongoing effects of COVID-19 on our University community, our country and the rest of the world.
While you look forward to settle down in MUA , I urge you to comply with all prescribed Ministry of Heath COVID-19 protocols. I also urge you to agree to our code of conduct, which includes avoiding risky on and off-campus activities. On this note, I implore you to familiarize yourself with the student’s hand book. This is an important document which will guide your journey through MUA.
As a student, you will access all the University services that you require to succeed. I urge you to make use of these services especially the library services. We have extra –curricula activities such as sports and I encourage you to participate fully in your games of choice.
Once again, welcome to MUA.
Prof. Washington Okeyo, PhD, MBA, MKIM, BSc.