With style and glamour, Strathmore School of Accountancy (SOA) alumni gathered at the Strathmore University Auditorium to celebrate 50 years of Accountancy, at a Power Breakfast event that took off time to celebrate and recognise efforts and achievements accomplished by the School since its start.
In 1966, the Accountancy courses began in Strathmore College, then in Lavington, with 24 students, from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The College has since developed into a university offering many courses besides accountancy.
The Guest of Honour Dr. Manu Chandaria – a well-known Businessman – praised the University for achieving great milestones since the college started, urging alumni to bring change in their career fields to build a sustainable future. Dr. Chandaria elaborated his journey as a businessman, sharing landmarks he achieved and how he managed to grow and remain significant in business.
If you don’t grow within your own profession, create an impact in the life of others, then you are just a good accountant. Period. How much influence can you make outside your profession? Today in management 50% of time is wasted when people choose not to invent. Dr. Chandaria noted.
To culminate the event, guests, alumni and Strathmore community visited an exhibition stand at Sir Thomas More building, where portrait-sized pictures of the old Strathmore were displayed.
SOA at 50 celebrations will continue this coming Saturday at a gala dinner event, set to take place at the University graduation grounds. Tickets are on sale for Kshs. 3,500 and can be paid via Mpesa Paybill number; 988666, Account; SOA50. For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org