A delegation from Tribus-TSG visited Kibabii University on Tuesday, 7th January ,2020. Tribus-TSG is a subsidiary of Centum Investment Company PLC. The visit came as a follow-up to fostering the establishment of a link between the University graduates and industry. Tribus-TSG brings into the partnership AJIRY, a progressive web application designed to offer workforce sourcing solutions for contractual, short term, casual or one-off jobs to employers. The application also allows for youth in both in blue- and white-collar industries to cast a wider net in their search for job opportunities.
The Managing Director of Tribus-TSG Mr. James Nicholl said that in their quest to empower the youth, the subsidiary had secured a funding of $ 1.4 Million from Mastercard Foundation towards establishment of the first 10 Ajiry Centres spread across ten counties as the seek to grow across all the 47 counties.
Representing the University, The Vice Chancellor Prof. Isaac Ipara Odeo termed the collaboration as timely as the University looks forward to establishment of a multi-million Information Communication Technology (ICT) hub.
“The world is gearing towards greater technological advancements. It will only require institutions to embrace. We are glad Centum chose Kibabii University as one of the competitive flagships and we look forward to developing beneficial relations for our youth.” Prof. Ipara remarked.
Accompanied by the area MCA, Hon. Tonny Baraza, the CEC in Charge of Gender and Culture at Bungoma County Ms. Saphia Awil, reiterated their commitment to promoting meaningful engagements that shall hasten the absorption of the youth into the job market.
Upon signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions, the partnership will realize immediate launch of a competition for students to design a structure to be used for the installation and operationalization of the Ajiry Centre at Kibabii University by February 2020.
The meeting was attended by Prof. Solomon Shibairo (Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics and Students Affairs), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua (Deputy Vice Chancellor Planning, Research and Partnerships) and Prof. Samwel Mbuguah, Director of ICT services among others.