On September 21st, 2022, the Faculty of Agriculture community welcomed new students, commencing a week of Orientation events. More than 400 students from all parts of the country constitute the incoming class this year.
Amid numerous issues around the world, Faculty of Agriculture Dean Prof. Moses Nyangito urged students to "make the world a better place" in his welcoming speech. "I am aware that on some days, it can all seem overwhelming, but it’s all worthwhile in the end. It is important to note that you are here to save and model your future” said the dean in his remarks. "Unlike other people, we have a unique perspective on the world. We are directly affected by important changes in agriculture that occur every day, and our past serves as evidence that transformation is possible. When intelligent, motivated individuals like all of you commit to making a difference, change is attainable for the greater good of our nation and the globe at large’’,the dean reminded the new students.
Professor Nyagito exhorted the faculty’s lecturers, staff, and the continuing students to assist the new students as they adjust to and settle in their new setting and reminded the students that they were in the right place quoting a recent report by the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank, which states the future of enterprises and jobs is in agricultural value chains. He further urged the new students to adhere to the University’s governance structure.
The Students were further oriented into the different departments and sectors of the university and further guided on how they could seek assistance in the various faculties and departments during their four year stay at the University.
The daylong orientation also included introductions to the faculty’s departments and the departmental heads.