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CS Balala interacts with final year students

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The Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Najib Balala admires a portrait of himself which was presented to him by final year students.

The Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Najib Balala has challenged university students to maintain their brand and uphold ethics even as they finish their term as university students and join the job market.

He urged the students to embrace small beginnings in life.

Speaking to final year students, from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the CS touched on various issues of life outside campus.

 “You need education.  Education is very important, apart from education; you need luck, hard-work and good moral ethics. We have enough to satisfy our need and not greed. I urge you to embrace simplicity in life. Emulate the great leaders we have in the society. Live simplicity and enjoy a safer lifestyle,” said Mr. Balala.

He talked about the importance of getting internships after completing their studies to enable them gain the much needed work experience. Work experience, he said, will enable them land good jobs.

On his part, Prof. Enos Njeru, the Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, who represented the Vice-Chancellor, thanked the Cabinet Secretary for sharing important life lessons with the final year students.  He said that the mentorship programme has enabled university students to interact with leaders drawn from both the government and private sector. The University is mandated to train holistic graduates and share with them insights from key industry players.

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