On a daily basis, a lot of people are turned down for jobs, but very few decide to take on the task as a quest to eventually acquire the entire facility.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) sacked Dr. Simon Gicharu, the founder of Mount Kenya University (MKU), yet he overcome all obstacles to establish the best private university in Kenya.
He claimed that after losing his employment, his buddies started making fun of him and calling him a failed graduate. However, he was unaffected by that.
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The MKU founder started selling milk to raise money so he could provide for his family.
I traveled about in an outdated Chevy pickup. Friends mocked me and referred to me as a “failed graduate.” But I wasn’t alarmed by this. Self-belief is key to success, he said.
The businessman revealed on social media that Inoorero University rejected his application for a teaching position.
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He continued by saying that even if the cycle kept repeating for a few more years, his success never wavered.
After establishing himself financially a few years later, Gicharu went back to the organization that had turned him down for a teaching post.
He wasn’t searching for job this time; instead, he wanted to purchase the entire structure, most likely including everything within.
Have you ever been instructed to “don’t contact us; we will call you” by a possible employer? I have, more than once. I left the School of Professional Studies, where I was looking for a teaching job, disheartened.
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Gicharu posted pictures of the building along with the statement, “Several years later, I went back and bought their building.”
Simon Gicharu, the billionaire founder of Mt. Kenya University, has admitted that after being fired by TSC, he sold milk. Despite the odds, he overcame them to found a prestigious private university.
After buying the property, he converted it into Mount Kenya University’s School of Law and expanded it into one of the nation’s top modern-era institutions of higher learning.
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The first university in the nation to be established by a member of the Youth Finance Entrepreneurship Assistance movement was Mount Kenya University.
The tycoon sold milk for a living in 1995 after being sacked by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and labeled a “failed graduate.”
He also didn’t let it deter him. An estimated 50,000 students attend his school.
Kenya’s highest civilian distinction, the Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS), is held by Dr. Gicharu.
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He received the title in 2013 as a result of his contributions to the growth of tertiary education, which was recognized by President Uhuru Kenyatta.