MKU Acquires More Equipment to Strengthen Media and Film Education


Mount Kenya University Board Chair, Professor Simon Gicharu, handed over multimedia materials to bolster film education at the institution.

At an event held at the university’s main campus, Thika, Professor Gicharu called on media and film students to use new technologies to enhance their capacities in their pursuit of professional excellence.

Professor Gicharu recalled that the lack of basic equipment hampered the acquisition of practical knowledge during his peak as a high school student.

“We used to imagine what a burette was, we only heard the names of the chemicals, we had to imagine how these chemicals reacted with different elements.” Professor Gicharu recalled,

He encouraged students at all campuses to take advantage of the University’s zeal to produce capable graduates, saying the equipment will benefit students at Thika, Nairobi, Nakuru and Mombasa campuses to ensure continuous education across all campuses. .

The University’s VC, Prof. Deogratius Janganyi, said the University prides itself on its equipped libraries, laboratories and qualified staff, advising students to use these resources for their academic benefits.

The Githua Department Head thanked the University Council President and management for their commitment to providing excellent education centered on research and innovation for individual transformation and sustainable development.

On the other hand, the students expressed their gratitude saying that the equipment will be useful to acquire relevant skills later in the industry.

Harun Thoya and Peter Kamau, third-year undergraduate journalism students, said they were confident of the impact this cutting-edge technology will have on their quest to improve their journalistic abilities.

“My passion is sports journalism. I’m glad the university bought these professional microphones and sound consoles,” Thoya said.

The Journalism Department has added to its inventory professional industry standard video cameras, ATEM Design Video switchers, teleprompters, film drones, lights, DSRL cameras and many more.

The Young Catholic Students Choir (JEC) also received a brand new keyboard and other musical instruments which JEC Chaplain Fr. Mbugua said will play a key role in spreading the Word of God through music and in the development of individual talents.


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