Business department of the Kisumu National Polytechnic fraternity received book donations from the Suba Resource Centre Director Dr Oseno and his Counterpart Dr Alala Ondiek both lecturers from Masinde Muliro University.
The event attended by Mrs Joyce Nyanjom, Chief Principal, Dr Charles Nyangara Registrar, Mr Samuel Oballah, HoD Entrepreneurship Studies department, lecturers and students from the department took place at the department meeting room in the college. The duo presented 10 copies of “The Conceptual Framework” a research handbook published by Dr Alala and 20 copies of “The Internal Control Systems” a book which the author Dr Oseno described as “ very useful to the Cooperative Development Students as “ Cooperative movement contributes 45 percent of the Kenyan GDP, in Kenya one out of five people are in a cooperative organization of their choice.“ Kenya is doing so well especially in the agriculturally rich areas, our counterparts in other countries however have a ratio of 3:1 in involvement in Cooperative movement” he added.
While addressing the students Dr Alala took his time to underscore the need for research and that of the student to understand how to write good research proposals and papers. He took the students briefly through the research process and observed the need for a better understanding of research process “preparing a Conceptual framework in research can be challenging, and we hope this book shall help you as you write your research projects” Alala said.
While receiving the gift, the chief Principal appreciated the philanthropy by the two donors “ it is not everyday that we experience such kindness, our entrepreneurship department has lacked books on Cooperative movement for a long time and this is indeed a good gesture” Nyanjom said, she also encouraged the locals to focus more on education adding that the Kisumu National Polytechnic has grown over the years through concerted efforts from the students, staff and other collaborators as well as the Ministry. “do not waste time, gain what you can from your lecturers” she urged the scholars
The Chief Principal emphasized the need to join cooperative movement to hasten the development process “ while growing up as a young girl, my parents entrenched in me the importance of Cooperatives and urged me to join a Sacco, which I took seriously and I must say, Saccos have helped me achieve my personal development projects” Mrs Nyanjom said “ I urge you all my good students to find an appropriate Sacco and join, do not wait” she reiterated.
“I wish to encourage the partnership we have with Masinde Muliro as a Universirty of Technology, they have supported us and we believe they shall continue to support us even as we plan to offer our degree programmes for which we have been mandated” the Principal added.
Suba Resource Centre, is a community-based organization within Suba District whose main objective is to enhance the community access to middle level colleges and other tertiary institutions “Some regions lack tertiary and middle level colleges and also lack information on how to gain access to such colleges, we play a linkage role and create awareness” Said Dr Oseno
The centre has also partnered with the African Development Bank that offers scholarships to students in tertiary colleges by playing the liaison role “last year we brought in some students, in September Intake we shall have about 300 students admitted to the Kisumu National Polytechnic” Oseno added.
“I would like to support the girl as well as the boy-child to dream hard and not be comfortable and content” Mrs Nyanjom concluded.