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Academic excellence: Dean’s list students awarded 

“For one to maintain excellence, one has to have ruthless focus. Ultimately, this will make you determined despite the obstacles that show up along the way in achieving success.”

We closed off the month of August on a high note as the 13th Student Council Academic Executives, Maria Gitau (4th Year, Informatics and Computer Science) and Simon Bakibinga (4th Year, Actuarial Science), organized and hosted the annual Academic Awards celebrations. 31st August 2022 marked an auspicious day whereby brilliant students across the various faculties in Strathmore University were awarded for their outstanding performances. In line with the theme of the day, the students donned African traditional clothing, an assignment they understood well as they were dressed to kill.

Achieving academic excellence

Did you know that to appear on the Dean’s list you must have achieved an average grade of at least 70% and have completed a minimum of 12 units in an academic year? Well… now you know!   Malcom X once said, “Education is the passport to the future or tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today!” It takes hard work, sacrifice and determination to achieve excellence.

Top 3 students: Wairimu Miano, (top left); Thankur, Siddhant Raj Sign, (top right); and Kaur Ishwin.

Students from 2nd year to 4th year,  across the faculties in our institution were feted with awards for their stellar academic performance in the academic year 2021-2022. In striving towards academic excellence, it is worth noting that there were a few students that were crème de la crème, not only in the courses they pursued but in the faculty. In the Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences (SIMS), Thankur, Siddhant Raj Sign, achieved an 86.1 % in his 1st year pursuing the Bachelor of Business Science, Actuarial Science degree while Wairimu Miano scored 84.88% in her 3rd year pursuing Bachelor of Business Science; Actuarial Science. In the School of Business, Kaur Ishwin scored 81.99 in her 2nd year pursuing the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Personal branding and networking

“If you’re going to do anything, do it with a spirit of excellence. Do it to the best of your abilities and make it memorable,” Paul Ochieng’, Dean of Students, Strathmore University said in his congratulatory remarks to the students, commending them for their tremendous efforts in achieving academic success. In his brief speech, he emphasized on the importance of personal branding and networking as key components of achieving excellence not only in one’s studies but also in the professional world.

Hats off to all the students! Well deserved! #KeepWinning


This article was written by Maria Gitau and Simon Bakibinga. 


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