Mount Kenya University has started a programme that will see the institution nurture talents among its students.
According to the Principal Students and Alumni Affairs, Peter Waweru, the Office of Film, Creative and Performing Arts had been tasked with ensuring talents are
supported and exploited.
“This year’s Culture Week was a long awaited event by our students, especially those who joined the university in 2020 and 2021 as they have never experienced one,” he said.
This year’s Culture Week results showed that there is equal participation by all students without any preference.
Congolese Jaebet Mukela Twite was the first foreign student at MKU to win the coveted Mr MKU crown.
The Business Management student was crowned during the competitions held at the university’s main campus in Thika.
In 2017, students of MKU Eldoret Campus founded Swift Jay Entertainment, an organized group to promote performance arts in schools.
The group identifies talents in singing, dancing, poetry, comedy, public speaking and modelling, among others, and provides guidance.
The university also rides on the group’s invitations and events to offer motivation, career and counseling sessions to participants.
Nesmus Ingolo (Nestar Msafi), the MKU Students Assocation Social Welfare Minister, says that nurturing of talents is a major way of appreciating God for the given gifts.“It also creates one’s personality in the social and economic sector, which is one of the university’s mission and goals in impacting ethical values in society,” he adds.