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Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences Family Day

“Every family has a story and this here is ours”, those were the opening remarks from Raphael Karanja, the Faculty Manager of School of Finance and applied Economics (SFAE) recently merged with Institute for Mathematical Sciences (IMS) to form Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences (S.I.M.S), during this year’s SIMS Family Day.


Students and faculty members from SIMS gathered for the annual family day in the school’s auditorium. Also in attendance were Alumni; Mercy Mwangi, Meleah Oleche, Anthony Wagacha, Tabitha Olang, Gillian Kimundi, Purity Namasak, Marion Chatoro and CFC Stanbic’s Meshack Nyaribo. The Guest of Honor at the event was the Former Director for SFAE, Mr. Geoffrey Injeni.


A word of prayer from Rowley Rotich, a student of Finance, set the start of this year’s event with entertainment from our very own following after. Led by Mark Christian Kimani – a 3rd year student, the performance music comprised of vocalists and instrumentalists from both Spellcast Media and Kenya Youth Orchestra.


After introductions from the faculty, the ball was set rolling with a speech from Mr. Injeni who spoke about the journey of the School of Finance and Applied Economics to date. Further to that, Mr. Injeni encouraged the students to enjoy their time while in school, even as they set up goals to achieve great success in the coming future.


Student representatives from the three undergraduate courses offered at SIMS were called upon to speak on the issues touching on the school lives of the students. This session aimed at providing feedback for the faculty management team on how to improve the course experience for the students. Among the issues raised, some were addressed on the spot while others were noted down for further deliberations.


Alumnus Meshack Nyaribo was invited to address the students where he commended the BBS program and encouraged students to continue working hard. His advice to the next graduating class was to be the best version of themselves when they join the industry.


The final activity of the day was a closing ceremony performance with a spectacular final piece from the entertainment team.


Raphael Karanja then took stage to close the event. He left us with the following quote; Weight is measured by grams, Gold is measured by carats and Greatness is measured by the BBS Program.


A cocktail session followed thereafter, which served the purpose of networking among the students, alumni, faculty members and key industry players.



Article by Gloria Kendi