Messenger’s Experience as D&E Student

I wish to thank the Distance and E learning department and Inoorero University at large for giving me a chance to share my experience. I joined the IU as a Distance and e- Learning Student in September 2011, to pursue a Diploma in Information Science. I am employed in Ministry of Youth and Sports as a senior support staff and my duties involve messenger work, cleaning and any other duties as may be allocated by my supervisor.

After three months in employment at the Ministry, I came to realize that those who were advantaged or who got promoted are the ones who had professional courses and qualifications. This observation unleashed an immense need in me to pursue my education further and attain a university qualification. However, I had a challenge enrolling at the University since I had not attained the required grade in my Form four exams. It is in this vain that I decided to repeat form four to upgrade my grade. In the mean time I would read newspapers on a daily basis and in almost every instance I read the paper, I would not fail to see an advert for a LIBRARIAN.

In view of the above, in 2008, I decided to enroll for a certificate course in Library and Information Science offered by KNEC. This required that I attend classes in the evening and this was a big challenge since due to office work and traffic jam, I would get to class late every day and at times I would get to class only to find that the lesson is ended. I relied on other students to give me notes and I finished my course successfully.

When IU advertised for their e-learning courses, it was a miracle solution for me since I wanted to pursue a Diploma but I could not manage to attend classes. I immediately enrolled for a Diploma in Information Science. I felt that distance learning was the best option for a working person like me since I am able to study at my own pace. I am able to schedule my time properly such that I use my free time for study.

Distant Learning has been very convenient for me because the reading content is given to you from the beginning and you are able plan for a whole semester. One is also given assignments and deadlines for submission to assist in the planning. I am now in my final semester undertaking my research project. I wish to enroll for the Bachelor of Information Science still on distance and e –learning once I complete my Diploma. I would like to encourage everyone willing to study and they have no time to attend classes to join IU distance Learning as this is new frontier in education!

Thank you IU for making my dream come true.

Rose Wawira Gitonga

Distance and E-learning student

Inoorero University