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Students - Best student in the graduating class of 2015

Victoria Kiwasi Mwaeni, graduated as the best student overall at the 2015 graduation of The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K). She pursued Bachelor of Technology (Biotechnology option) at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, School of Biological and Life Sciences, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences.
Victoria was born and raised up in the present day Taita Taveta County, Kenya. Previously, she attended Ndile Primary School and Murray Girls High School, both in Taita Taveta County. These are not schools one can say have the best to offer in education – but the standard Kenyan schools in a rural remote village.
Victoria grew as a humble and a disciplined child. She determined her love for biological sciences from an early age and made it her passion. Her choice of the biotechnology option was a fulfilment of her wishes and dreams. She built a strong sense of self belief with the trust that her parents and siblings placed on her to get an education. She could only work hard towards making them proud. Victoria had the inspiration to make her parents, siblings and teachers proud – and she never let them down, she never disappointed them.

Immediately she joined the university, Victoria chose a path of relevance, pursued relevance, lived relevance and graduated a relevant proud girl. She took counsel and understood that negative peer influences that are common to especially girls in universities, do not make any one’s life any better; group lifestyles that do not match with academic demands. She promised herself to do what was necessary and important and not what was popular among her peers. She promised herself to work towards excellence, and possibly emerge a good student if not best at the end of the four years. This she did. Victoria says this to all her peers and all continuing students: ‘Work hard and strive for excellence. Do not settle for less. Be thankful for what you have and remain humble. With GOD, anything is possible through hard-work, determination and patience. God does not help whoever does not work. Success is all about sacrifice – sacrificing your comfort and lavish student lifestyle that only ruins one’s opportunity than make it.’ Victoria’s success shines as the radiance on her face. It is the pride she promised her parents, siblings and teachers. It is both the price and prize of her labour. In prayers to God, Victoria wakes up and lives her days a proud girl with a promise to her country. To this she says – ‘My dream is to leave a mark on this world and help change the lives of others positively.’ The Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (DBB) and the entire School of Life Sciences (SBLS) are both proud to be part of Victoria’s academic history.

 

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