DR WAFULA ROBERT (PhD –DEV’TAL PSYCHOLOGY, CPM; MTI EAST AFRICA)
COD: CAREER MENTORSHIP; KIBABII UNIVERSITY; KENYA.
In August 2019 the Ministry of Education and the Inspectorate of State Corporations negotiated and vetted Kibabii University’s performance contract for the financial year 2019/2020. The contract was cascaded and implemented within the required stipulated framework. The self-evaluation process was carried out from Tuesday 25th August, 2020 to Friday 28th August, 2020, Office of Career Service was evaluated. Kibabii University has successfully implemented the PC of FY 2019/2020 despite the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 Pandemic.
A faithful mentorship walk with Kapsabet Boys for the last six years have raised an academic power house in Kenya. Number 2 in 2019 KSCE Exams. Dr. Robert Wafula had a chance to inspire Aker the boy from Tiaty who almost lost his dream and had opted back to primary school. When the student’s mental fire is ignited, there is an explosion to excellence. Kibabii University pacesetters in student mentorship.
Dr. Wafula attended a seminar themed “Ethics in Social Science Research East Africa Multipliers Lounge Phase II “ on 3rd -5th December, 2019 at Karatina University courtesy of DAAD. The aim of the seminar was to promote intellectual honesty among practitioners.
Dr. Wafula Robert attending the 15th FICCI Higher Education Summit on Universities being catalysts to building creative economies and developing strategies to be knowledge incubators. The summit was opened by the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind on 27th November, 2019. 88 countries represented with 400 delegates. Scaling new heights in the collaboration of Industries and Universities. The summit is sponsored by Federation of Industries and Chamber of Commerce India.
Kibabii University Academic Advisory and Career Mentorship team addressing form four students from Butieli Secondary, SA Wabukhonyi and Nangeni girls when they visited the University for academic and career mentorship on 19th September, 2019. First year students, mentors were introduced to the form four students
2019/2020 first year students during Academic Advisory and Career Mentorship department orientation forum led by Dr. Wafula Robert, Coordinator Academic Advisory & Career Mentorship, Kibabii University. Students were introduced to department staff, functions, services and procedures. Students were also empowered to navigate career tides to the end. The event took place on 11th September, 2019 in Auditorium C
Dr. Robert Wafula, Coordinator Academic Advisory & Career Mentorship attended a training seminar at Amity University on leveraging social network and quotient to drive University Education to a relevant and pragmatic realm by linking industry and class in a global village perspective. Inset is Dr. Wafula, Mohammed Osman, Education Counsellor Kenyan High Commissioner India and Senior Permanent Secretary in Higher Education
Dr. Robert Wafula, Coordinator Academic Advisory & Career Mentorship and a Lecturer from the Department of Psychology & Early Childhood attending a leadership and management course at Maui, Hawaii USA. The training is centered on “Servant and Pragmatic Leadership: equipping leaders today for effective solution of tomorrow’s challenges”
Kibabii University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ipara Odeo led the Academic Advisory and Career Mentorship team in mentoring and advicing the visiting form four students from Chesamisi High School (Prof. Odeo’s former school) and Silungai Girls Secondary on 7th June, 2019.
Students were enlightened on:
- Kibabii University Academic Programmes
- Current market career trends
- Importance of working hard to realize their dream of pursing University education
Kibabii University mentorship troop under the patronage of Dr. Wafula and student peer mentors Rachel Anyango of Computer Science and Douglas Muriuki of Computer Science and Chair C.U visited a secondary school for mentorship over the weekend on 9th March, 2019. The team was accompanied by an A of 2019 Alma Mater of Lugulu Girls Centrine Nafula. The mentorship team took students through ingredients that spice up the cake to the University. The value of time utility, from charcoal to diamond. Time the refiner or furnace of our dreams. Empowering our generation’s today for a prosperous society tomorrow
Senior mentor Prof. Ipara, the Vice Chancellor Kibabii University mentoring students of St. Paul’s Emulakha Secondary School from Navakholo sub county Kakamega who visited the University on 8th March, 2019. Also present is Advocate Roseline Wanjiru from Ombudsman Office Nairobi. Kibabii University mentorship without boundaries
Kibabii University Senate was sensitized on effective public complaints management and access to information by an officer from the Office of the Ombudsman on 8th March, 2019 at the Senate Boardroom. Speaking during the sensitization forum, Prof S. Shibairo, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics and Students Affairs challenged members to ensure excellent service delivery to clients and stakeholders. University Senate was enlightened on customer rights to access of information, ways of handling complaints and various mechanisms of resolving them among others
A consultative forum of opinion leaders to prepare a stable KIBU alumni leadership by planning election and AGM and funds drive to drive investment agenda to raise money for supporting needy students plus other projects. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ipara Odeo attended and graced the occasion organized by Dr. Wafula. An electoral college team was formed by 2 members for the last graduation cohorts 2015-2018
Taking 52 principals of Hamisi sub county secondary schools through four pillars of ensuring access and equitable opportunity for 100 percent transition. 1. Strategic planning 2. Offering effective leadership 3. Cognitive reconstruction and Building a winning team from TSC teachers given to you. Venue was at Joventure hotel Kisumu. Mentorship without boundaries
Dr. Wafula at Kibabii Boys High School doing academic and career mentorship to form four students. Ladies of Kibabii university C.U from academic and spiritual counselling together with Dr. Wafula at Moi Girls Kamusinga and a team of Kibabii University C.U members from Koykoy Saboti Trans Nzoia County
Kibabii University team led by Dr. Wafula, Dr. Malanda and Ms. Adina in a group photo during the Career Services Training forum at Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI) on 23rd January, 2019. The career services training forum aimed at establishment of career guidance office in public institutions all over the country. This is a positive move that will enable students gain knowledge, skills and attitudes required as they venture into employment and entrepreneurship
The Kibabii University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ipara Odeo led the Academic Advisory and Career Mentorship team which include Chairman of Department Career Mentorship, Dr. Robert Wafula, Mr. Lihru, Mrs. Sibilike in mentoring form four students from the the visiting St. Beda Nyaya and Eluuya Girls secondary schools on 23th October, 2018. Kibabii University wishes St. Beda Nyaya and Eluuya Girls and all the form four and class eight candidates countrywide the very best in their forthcoming examinations
Chairman of Department Career Mentorship, Dr. Robert Wafula together with Diana Museve and Jason Kaurie students of Information Technology and Applied Mathematics respectively headed to Mfangano Island at Gethesmane High School in Homabay County for mentorship on 5th October, 2018. The team inspired dreams and shaped winning and successful characters
BY: DR WAFULA ROBERT (PhD –DEV’TAL PSYCHOLOGY, CPM; MTI EAST AFRICA)
COD: CAREER MENTORSHIP; KIBABII UNIVERSITY; KENYA.
Success is the by-product of your attitude. Attitude does not only determine how far high you soar in Academics and career life but also in general state you live in. In short, it’s the bedrock upon which every success or failure is anchored on. For instance, when it rains all the birds fly for shelter on trees but the eagle avoids the rain by flying above the clouds. Problems are common to all but the attitude makes the difference. My attitude is my frame of mind. Therefore, i lose or succeed in any situation by virtue of how able or unable i feel psychologically towards the task at hand. Any mental cognition of defeat breeds the same and so is victory. If you want a man to behave in a particular way, simply deal with their minds and attitude. Schools must fill the buckets of children’s positivity to a level that no one punctures them dry.
In academics, attitude determines how you feel about your teachers, subjects and career as a whole. Attitude makes one; desire to confront a problem to solve it or run away in fright. No wonder, a bad attitude is like a flat tire, you won’t get anywhere where till you change it. Children must be psychologically empowered to see possibility in any task or challenge facing them. With this kind of mentality, they evoke positive energy and perform task with happiness and much creativity yielding greater results. Never bend your head. Hold it high neither should you allow yourself to be so desperate that you end up settling for far less than that you deserve because of fear. To overcome fear, deal with what you fear most and the rest will be history.
Therefore, having Positive mental attitude is a psychological state in which one sees the opportunity in every difficulty. One asks how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done. The mind doesn’t whine about problems but looks around for solutions. Don’t complain about darkness; simply light a candle. Actually, the problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem. In the world we live in, nature gives no man anything for free except by fighting for it. We must train our children to stand on the right side of every challenge. When they approach the traffic lights of promotion they should not reverse and go away, but wait shortly and the traffic lights will change from Red to Green indicating they can now proceed to their new grade or office. Where you are academically and career wise now could not be your Egypt, there is a better land of promise yonder; but through the wilderness you must cross to there. No gain without pain, no sweetness without sweat, no cheers without jeers; the greatest failure is not trying at all to better your state. Surely as Bill Gates once advised; to be born in a poor family is bad luck but to die the same, is your choice.
The Kibabii University Christian Union team led by Dr. Robert Wafula organized an Inter-denominational service for 2018/2019 first year students on 14thSeptember, 2018. Invited guest pastor was Timothy Kituyi; the groove award winner and African award winner in local dialects. DVC (Academics and Students Affairs) Prof S. Shibairo among other staff were in attendance.
Ms. Echo Wang a student of Cambridge University doing voluntary work in Kenya visit Kibabii University for possible collaboration in mentorship and exchange programs. She visited Hostels, Classes and University Library after courtesy call on DVC PPRI Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat on 29th August, 2018. In -attendance was Dr. Robert Wafula.