VC's New Year Message to Members of Staff

Monday, January 11, 2016

I take this opportunity to wish all members of staff a Happy and Prosperous New Year, 2016. Your individual efforts, energy, resilience and commitment saw the university accomplish so much, the climax being the 3'd graduation ceremony that was held on December 18, 2015.
As always expected, the New Year will have its own challenges but I am sure that by working together, and keeping focused on our priorities, we can further push TU-K's vision and mission forward. ln 2016, it would be important for all of us to stay the course and correct ourselves through self-reflection on how best we can contribute to the development of TU-K and Kenya in general.
As we start this New Year with greater clarity, determination to succeed and a renewed commitment to provide exceptional service, I ask just one thing from each of you - be better in all that you do to improve the quality of university services to students, staff and the public in general.
All Government of Kenya employees (including those working in public universities) are paid a monthly salary throughout the year. There are 365.25 days in a year. There are 24 hours in a day which totals 8,766 hours in a year out of which we are expected to work for just 1800 hours (20.53%J while we spend 2,922 (33.33 %) sleeping and the remaining 4,044 (44.13%l hours are spent on activities considered to constitute leisure.
Considering that we spend the least time {20.53%) doing the actual work we are employed to do, we ask you to give your best as an appreciation to your country and in your small way contribute to national development.
lf each of us could find greater meaning in our work and take greater pride in what we do, then this would be the first step toward making TU-K an institution that everyone could be truly proud of and potential students will aspire to join.
We look forward to a great, productive and successful new year 2016
Prof. Dr.-lng. Francis W.O. Aduol