Assessment of Kibabii University by Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education, Amb. Simon Nabukwesi

Assessment of Kibabii University by Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education, Amb. Simon NabukwesiThe Vice Chancellor together with the Deputy Vice Chancellors receive Amb. Simon Nabukwesi, Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education when he visited the University on Saturday 18th July, 2020 to assess the state of preparedness of the University for reopening of face to face studies as per the guidelines issued by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education.

The University made a presentation to the Principal Secretary on measures that have been put in place in compliance with the Government directives on containment of COVID-19 pandemic and Ministry of Education guiding principles and protocols in preparation for reopening. Amb. Nabukwesi was also taken round the University to assess the different facilities.

He commended the University for the measures already in place. He also advised the institution on additional measures to ensure full adherence and compliance with the Government directives.

In his closing remarks, The Vice Chancellor appreciated the PS for the support and guidance that will ensure smooth running of the operations of the University.

Ms. Sophy Nekoye Waliaula Donate Indigenous Trees to Kibabii University

Ms. Sophy Nekoye Waliaula Donate Indigenous Trees to Kibabii UniversityAs the world is fighting and trying to find all possible means to curb the Covid-19 pandemic, at Kibabii University Ms. Sophy Nekoye Waliaula through her program of giving back to the community donated 40 indigenous trees to Kibabii University on 15th July 2020 which were planted as a sign of being grateful to the Almighty. In her sentiments during the tree planting session Ms. Waliaula stated that despite world suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to many deaths no one at Kibabii University has been directly affected.

In his speech at the tree planting session Professor Mutua challenged other members of the KIBU fraternity to emulate Ms. Sophie Waliaula who has left a trademark that will be remembered by many generations to come for selflessly donating such a huge number of trees to the university at such a crucial time when the nation is battling a major disaster COVID-19.

The occasion was graced by DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research & Innovation) Prof. Dr – Ing. Benedict M. Mutua PHD, Rer. Nat, DVC (Administration, Finance & Development) Prof. Donald Siamba, Ag. DVC (Academics and Students Affairs) Prof. Julius Kiprop Maiyo among other Kibabii University family members.

Ms. Sophy Nekoye Waliaula Donate Indigenous Trees to Kibabii University

Kibabii University Participate in the National Tree Planting Campaign 2020

National Tree Planting Campaign 2020The national tree planting campaign 2020 themed “Panda miti, boresha maisha” in Bungoma county was held at Kaberua Forest Station, Kibuk river was officiated by Mr. Harry Kimutai, PS, State Department for Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture assisted by Amb. Simon Nabukwesi, PS, State Department of University Education and Research, Ministry of Education on 23rd June, 2020.

Kibabii University led by Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ipara Odeo joined by representatives from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, representatives from Alupe University College, DCC Kapsokwony and members of Kaberua community participated in the tree planting exercise.

Mt. Elgon is a key water catchment tower in the region. To mark this year’s tree planting exercise, over 5,000 seedlings were planted. Tree planting exercise was conducted with strict adherence to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health with regard to management of Coronavirus pandemic.
National Tree Planting Campaign 2020

Professor Ayiro Lecture on Competence Based Curriculum Excites Kibabii University

Professor Ayiro Lecture on Competence Based Curriculum Excites Kibabii University
On Friday, 24th January 2020, Kibabii University played host to Professor Laban Peter Ayiro, Vice Chancellor Daystar University in what was dubbed “Induction on new Pedagogical Skills Towards appreciating the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC)”. Professor Ayiro, a Professor of Research Methods is a renowned authority in curriculum review in Kenya. In his sessional paper released in 2019, he champions for the upscaling of the traditional 8-4-4 system of education to a competence based 2-9-3-3 system.

It is in this view that the Faculty of Education and Social sciences organized the one-day workshop to lay bare the discourse on this trending topic of curriculum review in the country. The workshop was attended by management, faculty, staff and students of Kibabii University. In his four-hour talk, Professor Ayiro gave a detailed account on the need for the curriculum review stressing that the CBC curriculum puts more emphasis on the mind and body;

“To succeed in the 21st Century, we must go back to basics” Prof. Ayiro emphasizes.

According to him, to position Kenya in a global economy, CBC was a game changer as world opportunities in this Century looked at learners with application capabilities than mere academic certificates.
Professor Ayiro Lecture on Competence Based Curriculum Excites Kibabii University
“Jobs in developed nations keep getting leaner and leaner with emphasis on research and development, creative design, constant learning, skill building and demand a high sense of team work. On the other hand, jobs in less developed nations lay emphasis on mass production, occasional learning and low interest in skill building,”

He challenged learners to concentrate on shaping character in their areas of learning and in private lives.

“Character is judged by what you do when no is supervising. For example, someone who does not spread his bed shall never become anything in this world!”

With regard to higher education, Professor Ayiro challenged the Universities to prioritize introduction of core subjects that lay emphasis in character and competence; reading and language, mathematics, civic literacy, health and wellness, business and entrepreneurship, environmental awareness among others.
Professor Ayiro Lecture on Competence Based Curriculum Excites Kibabii University
“To succeed in the 21st Century, you must dig deep. Students and staff must avoid instant gratification”

Kibabii University Vice Chancellor Prof. Ipara Odeo expressed his gratitude to the Professor for honouring the invitation and promised a longer partnership with Daystar University. He observed that Kibabii University was already gearing up to new developments to cut a niche in emerging trends and had started winning grants to drive it.

“We are setting up a multi-million ICT hub that will see us play in the big league on innovations and competence-based learning” Prof. Ipara noted.

Professor Ayiro Lecture on Competence Based Curriculum Excites Kibabii University

Workshop on Research and Funding

Kibabii University through the Division of Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation (PPRI) organized a one day workshop on 23rd January, 2020 for staff and graduate students on research funding platform and opportunities at its main campus. The workshop was facilitated by Research Beeline a regional research and consulting firm.

Workshop on Research and Funding

Unveiling AHEAD Equipment

Unveiling AHEAD Equipment

Kibabii University led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Ipara Odeo presided over the unveiling of European Union (EU) funded AHEAD project equipment on 22nd January, 2020 at Senate boardroom. The state of the art equipment included:

  1. Seven (7) laptop
  2. One (1) Multi-media projector
  3. Four (4) external hard disks
  4. One (1) multi-functional printer
  5. Five (5) tablets
  6. One (1) interactive whiteboard

To foster inclusive innovation, the equipment will be used to set up an innovation hub at the University which will be open to staff, students and other stakeholders outside the university to nurture and mature their innovations.

Kibabii University community is grateful for this donation and the support of EU and partners.
Unveiling AHEAD Equipment

Centum Partnership to Steer Establishment of “AJIRY” Centre at Kibabii University

Centum Partnership to Steer Establishment of “AJIRY” Centre at Kibabii University

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.
Centum Partnership to Steer Establishment of “AJIRY” Centre at Kibabii University
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.

Consultative Security Meeting between Kibabii University and Bungoma County Security Agencies

A consultative security meeting between Kibabii University and security agencies in Bungoma County was held on 22nd November, 2019 at the VC’s boardroom. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ipara Odeo chaired the meeting where pertinent security concerns that affect students were discussed.

Consultative Security Meeting between Kibabii University and Bungoma County Security Agencies

Consultative Security Meeting between Kibabii University and Bungoma County Security Agencies

Consultative Security Meeting between Kibabii University and Bungoma County Security Agencies

Consultative Security Meeting between Kibabii University and Bungoma County Security Agencies

Consultative Security Meeting between Kibabii University and Bungoma County Security Agencies

Consultative Security Meeting between Kibabii University and Bungoma County Security Agencies

Kibabii University Celebrate 4th Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University held its 4th Graduation Ceremony on 22nd November, 2019 at the Graduation Square. The colorful ceremony was presided over by H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Kibabii University Chancellor.

1863 graduands were awarded with doctorates, degrees, diplomas and certificates in various fields; Doctorates 10, Masters 30, Post Graduate Diploma 1, Bachelors 1574, Diplomas 217 and Certificates 31.

The Council Chairman of Kibabii University, Dr. Ernest Njoroge challenged the graduands to go out of Kibabii University with confidence and utilize what has been imparted on them.

Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Magoha challenged the University to carry out research on advancement of sugarcane farming in the region.

H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta applauded the class of 2019 for their sterling performance and challenged them to develop a new thinking orientation to exploit economic posterity of our nation.

During the ceremony commemorative plaque at the women students hostel was unveiled and ISO 9001: 2015 re-certification was launched.

The ceremony was also attended by Senate Speaker Hon. Kenneth Lusaka and Bungoma Governor, H.E. Governor Wycliffe Wafula Wangamati among others.

Congratulations to 2019 Graduate Class.

KIBU 4th Graduation Ceremony Gallery

Kibabii University Celebrate 4th Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 4th Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 4th Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 4th Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 4th Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 4th Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 4th Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 4th Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 4th Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 4th Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 4th Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 4th Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 4th Graduation Ceremony

Site Inspection for Accreditation of New Programmes

Kibabii University has undergone a site inspection from Commission for University Education (CUE) for accreditation of its new programmes which included: Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Business Administration and Management with IT, Master of Education in Kiswahili and Bachelor of Science in Cooperative and Entrepreneurship Management. These programmes will go a long way in promoting education, innovation, research and establishment of new entrepreneurial ventures in the country.

Site Inspection for Accreditation of New Programmes

Site Inspection for Accreditation of New Programmes

Site Inspection for Accreditation of New Programmes

Site Inspection for Accreditation of New Programmes

Site Inspection for Accreditation of New Programmes

Training on Digital Content Design for E-learning Platform

Directorate of Open Distance and Electronic Learning (ODEL) conducted a one-day training on Digital Content Design for e-learning platform. The training was towards enhancing an interaction online learning material that covers well course content and learners needs. Dr. E. Masibo, COD Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Technology presented teaching strategies and methodologies while Dr. Peters Anselimo, Chairman Department of Information Technology discussed standard instructional design strategies. DVC (ASA), Prof. Solomon Shibairo made opening and closing remarks during the training.

Training on Digital Content Design for E-learning Platform

Training on Digital Content Design for E-learning Platform

Training on Digital Content Design for E-learning Platform

Training on Digital Content Design for E-learning Platform

Kibabii University Alumni Association Funds Drive

Kibabii University Alumni Association (KIBUAA) organized an Alumni Association Funds Drive on 4th October, 2019 at the University aimed at raising money to support the needy students at Kibabii University through paying their University fees and upkeep. The dream of the Association is to have every student enrolled at Kibabii University clear their education and realize their dreams in life. The Alumni Association aims at giving back to the University through supporting the needy students, mentorship programs and linking the students and alumni with the outside world. Senate Speaker Hon. Kenneth Lusaka was the Chief Guest.

Kibabii University Alumni Association Funds Drive

Kibabii University Alumni Association Funds Drive

Kibabii University Alumni Association Funds Drive

Kibabii University Alumni Association Funds Drive

Kibabii University Alumni Association Funds Drive

Kibabii University Alumni Association Funds Drive

Training on Research Output Packaging for Better Webometric Ranking

Division of Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua organized for a successful training on Research Output Packaging for Better Webometric Ranking. The training was informative and it focused on:

  • Increasing the visibility of research outputs coming out of Kibabii University
  • Mitigating predatory publishing through use of research resources – identifying high impact journals
  • Effectively monitoring and evaluating University’s research outputs
  • Setting systems in place for researchers to accredit Kibabii University
  • Communication to non-scientists and increasing research metrics to influence University’s webometric ranking

Ms. Joy Owango from Training Centre in Communication (TCC) – Africa was the facilitator

Training on Research Output Packaging for Better Webometric Ranking Gallery

Training on Research Output Packaging for Better Webometric Ranking

Training on Research Output Packaging for Better Webometric Ranking

Training on Research Output Packaging for Better Webometric Ranking

Council Members and University Management Workshop

Revision of Kibabii University Strategic Plan 2016-2020 Workshop and Financial Management Training for Kibabii University Council Members and University Management held in Kisumu on 20th – 21st August, 2019

Council Members and University Management Workshop

Pilot Introduction on Campus360 Features to Kibabii University by ABNO Softwares International

ABNO Softwares International held a pilot introduction on Campus360 features to Kibabii University staff and students on 22nd August, 2019 in the Senate room. Campus360 is a mobile application that integrates easily with ABNO UNISOL system currently in use at the University. In-attendance was Prof. Ipara Odeo, the Vice Chancellor and Prof. S. Shibairo, DVC (ASA)

Pilot Introduction on Campus360 Features to Kibabii University by ABNO Softwares International
Pilot Introduction on Campus360 Features to Kibabii University by ABNO Softwares International

SOKU 2019 Leadership Induction Training

Kibabii University Student Affairs department led by Dr. Alice Mutai organized a SOKU Leadership Induction training aimed at empowering the newly elected student leaders with the necessary skills required to handle issues within their dockets. DVC Academics and Students Affairs, Prof. S. Shibairo was in attendance

SOKU 2019 Leadership Induction Training

SOKU 2019 Leadership Induction Training

Kibabii University hosted 4th International Conference

Kibabii University hosted the 4th International Conference on 12th -14th June, 2019. Themed ‘Enhancing Food Security and Universal Health Care for Sustainable Development’. Over 100 participants presented their research findings during the 4th International Conference.

Keynote speakers made presentations of the various topics on Food Security and Universal Health Care. Guests were:

  1. Prof. Shellamiah Okoth Keya, Chancellor, Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology (Chief Guest)
  2. Prof. Alfred R. Bizoza, University of Rwanda
  3. Prof. David O. Ayuku, Moi University
  4. Prof. Asenath J. Sigot, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
  5. Dr. Prasad Behera, Consultant Liver Tx and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Care Hospitals Hyderabad
  6. Mr. Samson Okumu, USAID-Kenya

At the closing ceremony, DVC (PPRI), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. appreciated keynote speakers, delegates, organizing committee members, sponsors, chair of sessions and rapporteurs among others for their contribution towards a successful 4th International Conference. He called for partnership in research and innovation with Universities and Research Institutions present at the closing ceremony.

DVC (ASA), Prof. Shibairo appreciated DVC (PPRI), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mutua for organizing the 4th International Conference.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ipara Odeo, emphasized at the closing ceremony of the 4th International Conference that the 3 days of exchanges and learning should yield deeper reflection and more concrete action regarding Food Security and Universal Health Care. The Vice Chancellor was proud the 4th International Conference attracted Medical doctors, Nutritionists, Scientists, Researchers, Academicians, Agriculturists, Economists, Environmentalists, Industrialists and Students

Kibabii University hosted 4th International Conference

Kibabii University hosted 4th International Conference

Kibabii University hosted 4th International Conference

Kibabii University hosted 4th International Conference

Kibabii University hosted 4th International Conference

Kibabii University hosted 4th International Conference

4th International Conference

Kibabii University is proud to host the 4th International Conference from 12th -14th June, 2019. The objective of the conference is to allow researches present their research findings under the Global Theme of ‘Enhancing Food Security and Universal Health Care for Sustainable Development’. The conference focus on the highlighted thematic areas:

  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Universal Health Care
  • Cross Cutting Issues in Food Security and Universal Health Care

Day 1 of the 4th International Conference

Keynote speakers made presentations of the various topics on Food Security and Universal Health Care. Guests were:

  1. Prof. Shellamiah Okoth Keya, Chancellor, Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology (Chief Guest)
  2. Prof. Alfred R. Bizoza, University of Rwanda
  3. Mr. Samson Okumu, USAID-Kenya

In-attendance was Council Member, Mr. Francis Asunah representing the Council Chair, Dr. Ernest Mwangi Njoroge

4th International Conference

4th International Conference

4th International Conference
Prof. Shellamiah Okoth Keya

4th International Conference
Mr. Samson Okumu

4th International Conference
Prof. Alfred R. Bizoza

4th International Conference

Digital Content Development Workshop

Directorate of Open Distance and E-Learning (ODEL) in conjunction with School of Computing and Informatics (SCAI) held a six day digital content development workshop at Hotel Joventure in Kisumu on 21st April to 26th April, 2019. Representatives from different Schools and Faculties were trained on Instructional Design, Digital Content Development, Delivery and Management. Participants were awarded certificates on completion. The workshop was officially opened by the Vice chancellor, Prof. Isaac Ipara Odeo.

Digital Content Development Workshop

Digital Content Development Workshop

Digital Content Development Workshop

60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival State Concert

The State Concert marked the end of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival, themed “Promoting Moral Responsibility among the Youth through Theater and Film” at Kibabii University. Over 15,000 learners from Early Learning to University level showcased their enormous and spectacular display of talents. Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto was the Chief Guest at the Kenya National Drama and Film Festival State Concert on 12th April, 2019.

Dignitaries in-attendance at the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival State Concert were: Prof. George Magoha, Education CS, Hon. Wycliffe Wangamati, Governor Bungoma, Dr. Ernest Mwangi Njoroge, Kibabii University Council Chair, Dr. Belio Kipsang, Education PS, Dr. Julius Jwan, the CEO of Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, the CEO of Kenya Films and Classification Board (KFCB), Prof. C. J. Odhiambo, Chairman of KNDFF among others.

Kibabii University is honoured to be part of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival

60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival State Concert

60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival State Concert

60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival State Concert

60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival State Concert

60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival State Concert

60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival State Concert

Closing Ceremony of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival Gala

Closing Ceremony of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival Gala took place at Kibabii University on 11th April, 2019. Education PS Dr. Belio Kipsang closed the gala ceremony. Dignitaries in-attendance at the closing gala ceremony were: Dr. Ernest Mwangi Njoroge, Kibabii University Council Chair, Dr. Julius Jwan, the CEO of Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, the CEO of Kenya Films and Classification Board (KFCB), Prof. C. J. Odhiambo, Chairman of KNDFF among others

Closing Ceremony of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival Gala

Closing Ceremony of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival Gala

Closing Ceremony of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival Gala

Closing Ceremony of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival Gala

Closing Ceremony of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival Gala

Closing Ceremony of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival Gala

Closing Ceremony of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival Gala

Closing Ceremony of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival Gala

Closing Ceremony of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival Gala

Official opening of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival

The 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival (KNDFF) was officially opened on 4th April, 2019 by the Governor Wycliffe Wangamati. In-attendance were Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, the CEO of Kenya Films and Classification Board (KFCB), Prof. C. J. Odhiambo, Chairman of KNDFF, Walter Mong’are drama ambassador for the KNDFF, Kibabii University management among others.

Participants of the KNDFF are drawn from pre-primary, primary and secondary schools, special needs education and post-secondary institutions as well as universities.

Day two of the event saw #KFCBDramaFilmFestOpening @KibabiiUni trend on twitter.

Official opening of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival

Official opening of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival

Official opening of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival

Official opening of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival

Official opening of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival

Official opening of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival

Official opening of the 60th Kenya National Drama and Film Festival

Training Workshop on Post Graduate Student Supervision

School of Graduate Studies held a one day training for academic staff on post graduate student supervision on 14th March, 2019 in the Senate Conference room. The theme of the training was “Enhancing capacity of staff in post graduate student supervision”. In attendance were the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ipara Odeo, DVC (PPRI), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat., DVC (ASA), Prof. Shibairo and DVC (AFD), Prof. Aywa

Training Workshop on Post Graduate Student Supervision

Training Workshop on Post Graduate Student Supervision

Training Workshop on Post Graduate Student Supervision

KFCB Sponsors of the 60th KNDFF Visits Kibabii University

The Kenya Films and Classification Board (KFCB) who are the sponsors of the Kenya National Drama and Film Festival (KNDFF), KNDFF Secretariat, Bungoma County Security team and Kibabii University management in a joint meeting in preparation for the fourth coming 60th KNDFF in April . The meeting was held on 12th March, 2019 at Senate Boardroom, in-attendance were Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, the CEO  of KFCB, Thomas Kwaka alias Big Ted, State House Director of Brand Strategy and Events, Walter Mong’are drama ambassador for the KNDFF, Mr. Khaemba from Ministry of Education and Mr. Indimuli representing KNDFF Secretariat.

The agenda for the meeting was to inspect and assess the premises in readiness for the 60th KNDFF and subsequently hold a press briefing

KFCB the Sponsors of the 60th KNDFF Visits Kibabii University

KFCB the Sponsors of the 60th KNDFF Visits Kibabii University

KFCB the Sponsors of the 60th KNDFF Visits Kibabii University

KFCB the Sponsors of the 60th KNDFF Visits Kibabii University

KFCB the Sponsors of the 60th KNDFF Visits Kibabii University

KFCB the Sponsors of the 60th KNDFF Visits Kibabii University

KFCB the Sponsors of the 60th KNDFF Visits Kibabii University

KFCB the Sponsors of the 60th KNDFF Visits Kibabii University

KFCB the Sponsors of the 60th KNDFF Visits Kibabii University

Sensitization of Effective Public Complaints Management and Access to Information

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

Sensitization of Effective Public Complaints Management and Access to Information

Sensitization of Effective Public Complaints Management and Access to Information

Sensitization of Effective Public Complaints Management and Access to Information

Sensitization of Effective Public Complaints Management and Access to Information

Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Kibabii University is situated in Bungoma County along Bungoma – Chwele road. It was awarded Charter on 14th November 2015 thus becoming the 23rd Public University in Kenya. The Vision of the University is to be a global and dynamic University of excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation. The University has Three (3) Schools and Two (2) Faculties namely; School of Computing and Informatics, School of Business and Economics, School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science. The University offers ten (10) Doctorate, fifteen (15) Masters, nineteen (19) undergraduate Degree Programs and one (1) Postgraduate Diploma. These programs details can be accessed at https://kibu.ac.ke.

The University continues to make its presence felt locally, regionally and globally, under the exemplary leadership of the Chancellor, University Council, and the University Management led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Ipara Odeo. In January 2019, the University was ranked No.14 by Webo-metrics amongst the Public and Private Universities in Kenya. The University is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is committed to offer high quality teaching, training, research, consultancy, innovation and extension services to all stakeholders.

Kibabii University won a competitive Infrastructure Grant amounting to KES 64.6M funded by the National Research Fund (NRF). This was after an open Call by the NRF in 2016 for Infrastructure Grant to all Research and Institutions of higher learning in Kenya. The Project Coordinator, Prof. Franklin Wabwoba, led a team of researchers from the School of Computing & Informatics (Dr. Samuel Mbuguah, Dr. Betty Mayeku, Ms. Dorcus Arshley Shisoka, Mr. Humphrey Juma Kilwake, Mr. Patrick Owoche, Mr. Samwel Barasa, Mr. Yonah Etene and Mr. Daniel Khaoya Muyobo) to respond to the Call by the NRF. The University made an application to establish Kibabii University Information Communication and Technology Hub (KICTH). The grant from NRF marks an important and monumental occasion when the University through the School of Computing and Informatics (SCAI) makes yet milestone that clearly shows that it is fulfilling its core mandate of producing graduates who meet the demands of society, the region and beyond. The NRF Grant will be used to facilitate setting up an ultra-modern equipped computing training hub of its own kind in the region and Sub-Sahara Africa. The main hub will comprise a Data Centre for high end Computing, Mobile Computing laboratory, Digital Computing Forensics laboratory, Networking laboratory, Digital learning – video conferencing Centre and an Incubation hub. Through KITCH, the University will produce skilled computing manpower and go a long way in capacity building towards realising, the “Big Four” Agenda, Vision 2030 and the Africa Agenda 2063.

Kibabii University is among the few Universities in Kenya accredited by the Commission for University Education (CUE) to offer Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology. In this regard, the University will continue to produce graduates at Doctorate, Masters, Bachelors, Diploma and Certificate levels, who are equipped with both hard and soft skills that meet societal demands, and suited to transfer skills and creation of employment in realizing sustainable development. The School of Computing and Informatics offers high-quality research opportunities with some of the top ranking computing researchers in the world. Our research-oriented graduate programs are geared towards solving problems affecting society within Computing and Information Technology disciplines as an enabling pillar of actualizing sustainable development in Kenya.

For anyone interested in exploring and applying Information Technology or Computer Science to solving their daily problems for attainment of sustainability and human posterity, Kibabii University is just the right place for you. With a rare combination of local and international top scholars and highly qualified staff in computing fields, an international footprint and multidisciplinary opportunities, Kibabii University is making itself known as a global leader in Computing, Information Technology and Research.

The University appreciates the great support from National Research Fund (NRF) for funding the establishment of Kibabii University Information Communication and Technology Hub (KICTH).

University community led by Dr. Joyce Wanjiru Ngure, representing Council Chair appreciated the project team members for winning the fund on 7th March, 2019 at Auditorium C.

Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Presentation of 92nd Kenya Music Festival Award Winning Trophies and Certificate

Kibabii University choir officials present award winning trophies and certificates to the University Management on 4th March, 2019 in the VC’s boardroom. The team scoped seven trophies during the 92nd edition of the Kenya National Music Festival held at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology on 9th– 17th August 2018. The best winning items that also scored highest marks during the festival were:

  • Folk dance from Rest of Africa
  • Folksong from Rest of Africa
  • Kenyan folk song
  • The 4 agenda choral verse
  • Taarabu song
  • Terrorism Choral Verse
  • Folk dance from Rest of Africa-Gala

Moreover the team also received certificate awards for position 1,2 and 3 which included:
Position 1:

  • Folk dance from Rest of Africa
  • Folksong from Rest of Africa
  • Kenyan folk song
  • The 4 agenda choral verse
  • Taarabu song
  • Terrorism Choral Verse
  • Folk dance from Rest of Africa-Gala

Position 2:

  • Giriama Folk song
  • Turkana Folk song

Position 3

  • Kisii Folk song

Congratulations for the sterling performance

Presentation of 92nd Kenya Music Festival Award Winning Trophies and Certificate

Presentation of 92nd Kenya Music Festival Award Winning Trophies and Certificate

Presentation of 92nd Kenya Music Festival Award Winning Trophies and Certificate

Presentation of 92nd Kenya Music Festival Award Winning Trophies and Certificate

Presentation of 92nd Kenya Music Festival Award Winning Trophies and Certificate

Presentation of 92nd Kenya Music Festival Award Winning Trophies and Certificate

Senators Training by Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE)

Kibabii University organized a 2 day training for Senators which was facilitated by officers from Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE). The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ipara Odeo made a seminar opening address on 6th February, 2019.

FKE is Kenya’s leading employers’ organization in advocacy, industrial relations, employment laws and related value-add services through management, consultancy and training.

Senators Training by Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE)

Senators Training by Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE)

Senators Training by Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE)

Senators Training by Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE)

Premier Risk Management Committee Meeting

KIBU Risk Management Committee held a meeting on 11th February, 2019 at VC’s Boardroom A to identify the University risks, their causes and mitigation measures. The aim is to lower risks in the University. The meeting was chaired by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ipara Odeo

Premier Risk Management Committee Meeting

Premier Risk Management Committee Meeting

Incorporation of Big Four Agenda in KIBU Strategic Plan

KIBU Strategic Plan Review Team retreated to Eldoret town on 7th -8th Feb 2019 to sensitize University Management Board (UBM) on the revised KIBU Strategic Plan 2016-2020.  The write shop saw great improvements on the document among them being the incorporation of Government’s Big Four Agenda in the various strategic directions throughout the plan’s shelve life. The plan implementation currently stands shy of Kshs 8 billion which if achieved will transform KIBU into a world class premier university in the region

Incorporation of Big Four Agenda in KIBU Strategic Plan

Incorporation of Big Four Agenda in KIBU Strategic Plan