College students from various colleges across Bungoma County will have an opportunity to showcase their innovative and research talents in the annual Innovation week launched at the institute. In her address to the media, the institute’s principal Roseline Maleche said the event will provide an opportunity for the students from the institute and other stakeholders from other institutions to brainstorm on the importance or research and how to explore their potential in the area.
She disclosed that in this year’s Innovation event they have incorporated many stakeholders saying it has also provided a platform to learn more from the gurus in the sector. The principal, therefore, called upon for more participation saying the country needs to embrace innovations in various sectors so as to motivate the youths to explore their talents. Dr. Juma Mukhwana the CEO of Kenya Qualifications Authority applauded the efforts of the college for having set up such a wonderful event saying it will provide an opportunity for the students to showcase their potential.
He, for instance, applauded the lawn mower machine innovated in the institute that uses solar energy saying if tapped, such a machine can be of great use in the country. However, he challenged the colleges to explore more research and innovations saying the issue has not been well undertaken like it is in the universities. Dr. Mukhwana said as a government parastatal they have provided a conducive environment for the institution to explore in research saying as a country we need to embrace more research projects. On the flip side, Dr. Mukhwana called upon parents and students to be keen while applying for courses in the universities saying some courses have not been accredited hence termed ‘bogus’.