By Tito Tavasi.
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) Vice Chancellor (VC), Professor Fredrick Otieno has asked first year students to develop a culture of reading.
Otieno said the Ultra Modern Library at the institution is well equipped with books and other reading materials to enable learners read extensively courses they are undertaking at the University.
Addressing 4,400 first year students at the university’s graduation square, the VC advised them to dedicate most of their time studying in the Library.
“The Library is open from 8 am to 10 pm. It has short and long term lending programmes. Short term is hourly while long term you can stay with books for 14 days,” he disclosed.
Otieno, however, cautioned the students that they would be penalized Sh10 per book if they delay in returning the book to the librarian.
The occasion was also attended by Deputy Vice Chancellors (DVCs), Professor Joseph Rotich (Finance), Joseph Ngaira (Academic), William Shiundu (Planning and Research) and Head of Communication Bob Mbori. First year students interviewed said the university was their second home.