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.
Sailing Or Drifting Through School
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics and Students Affairs; Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Finance and Development; Deputy Vice Chancellor, Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovations; Deans of Faculties and Schools; Directors of Various Units; Chairmen of departments; Heads of departments and Coordinators of Units; Staff Students and you, our very special guests the Freshmen 2018.
We have assembled here to celebrate an extraordinary event. That of inducting you into the world of academia. This is because you embody the future. You are the people that Kenya and indeed the rest of the world has hope. It is therefore a special day. Moreover, like Hemingway wrote in his favorite book: “Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today”. That is why speaking to a special group like you on a day like this is always a precious and singular honor for me.
First, I wish to congratulate you on passing your KCSE 2017 examinations and for being among only 63.000 who qualified to join the Public Universities from 615,773 candidates. You excelled in your examinations and earned a coveted place at Kibabii University.
Secondly, I wish to welcome you to Kibabii University. A young but promising institution of higher learning. The only University where the Chancellor is the President of the Republic of Kenya. The University is founded on 6 values. It aspires to produce scholars who embody Excellence, Accountability and Transparency, Social responsibility, Innovation, and are of Integrity while utilizing their Academic freedom in performing their duties.
The Vice Chancellor Prof. Ipara Odeo gave an address to the 2018/2019 new students at the Graduation Square on 13th September, 2018. Prof. Odeo welcomed students to Kibabii University which is the only University where the Chancellor is the President of the Republic of Kenya
In his keynote orientation address themed “Sailing or Drifting through School” Prof. Odeo called on the new first year students to sail through Kibabii University not to drift.
In attendance during the keynote orientation address were DVC (Academics and Students Affairs) Prof S. Shibairo, DVC (Administration, Finance and Development) Prof. Shem Omukunda Away, DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. and members of staff
Cascading of Performance Contract for 2018/2019 Financial Year between Deans and CoDS/Directors/HoDS
The event took place on 7th-11th October, 2018
Cascading of Performance Contract for 2018/2019 Financial Year between Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellors, Deans, Directors, Head of Departments and Chairpersons of committees on 5th September, 2018 in Senate Boardroom
The September 2018 intake is the first group to be registered under the Biometric system. The process entails capturing of students’ fingerprint and digital passport photograph. The move is geared towards the directive from the government that all Institutions of higher learning to develop an effective biometric register for all students.
Kibabii University welcomes all 2018/2019 first year students. The new students are undergoing the registration exercise where they are required to verify their academic documents and validate their health records before they are admitted in their respective Schools and Faculties. Afterwards they are expected to clear with Finance, Libray, Clubs and Hostel departments.
Kibabii University improves to position 10 from 71 in the webometrics ranking of Kenyan Universities. Globally Kibabii University was ranked at position 6461 from 21916 in the previous ranking that was done in February 2018. Kibabii University scored highly in the criteria used in the survey, namely institutional presence, impact, openness and excellence. The survey is conducted twice annually by Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.
In another webometrics ranking by uniRank, Kibabii University improves to position 25 from 35 in Kenyan Universities.
Kibabii University Training on Mobilization and Awareness Creation on the Upcoming EU’s Funding Schemes on Horizon 2020
The Ministry of Education State Department for University Education scheduled for one day training at Kibabii University on mobilization and awareness creation on the upcoming EU’s funding schemes on Horizon 2020 and ERA-NET co-funded calls for proposals. Horizon 20202 has three pillars: Excellence Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges. Horizon calls will cover six societal challenges namely:
- Food security and Agriculture
- Inclusive and reflective societies and secure societies
Seminar on Proposal Writing for Postgraduate and Multidisciplinary Research for 2nd National Research Fund Call
DVC (PPRI) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. launched and addressed a seminar on proposal writing for postgraduate and multidisciplinary research for 2nd National Research Fund call. This is to equip postgraduate students and academic staff with knowledge and skills which will enable them write proposals that will attract National Research Funding. In attendance were DVC (AFD) Prof. Shem Omukunda Aywa and DVC (ASA) Prof S. Shibairo.
The following THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINE (329) candidates SATISFIED the Board of Examiners of the School of Business And Economics in the Fourth and Final year University Examinations of the 2016/2017 academic year. They are therefore RECOMMENDED to GRADUATE.
Download: SOBE Final Graduation List 2017
The following TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY (250) candidates SATISFIED the Board of Examiners of the School of Business And Economics in the Fourth and Final year University Examinations of the 2016/2017 academic year. They are therefore RECOMMENDED to GRADUATE.
The following ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THREE (133) candidates SATISFIED the Board of Examiners of the School of Business And Economics in the Fourth and Final year University Examinations of the 2016/2017 academic year. They are therefore RECOMMENDED to GRADUATE.
Millicons Limited officially hands over the newly constructed Phase II Education Block to Kibabii University Management. The project Manager walked them through different sections in the facility including offices, laboratories and demonstrating how some equipments in the facility are used.
Millicons Limited also handed over a 14 seater Van to Kibabii University as a token of appreciation. The event was crowned by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Ipara planting a tree in front of the newly constructed block.
The Presentation of 91st Kenya Music Festival Award Winning Trophies and Certificate by Kibabii University Choir to the University Senate
Kibabii University choir team presenting trophies to the University senate. The team scoped four trophies during the 91st Kenya Music Festival held at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) on 10th – 22nd July 2017 whose theme was “Enhancing National Unity, Cohesion and Integration through Kenya Music Festival”. The best winning items that also scored highest marks during the festival were: Folksong from Rest of Africa, Kenyan folk dance, Kenyan folk song and Taarabu song. Moreover the team also received certificate awards for position 1,2 and 3 which included: Position1: Folksong from Rest of Africa, Kenyan folk dance, Kenyan folk song and Taarabu song, Position 2: Terrorism Choral verse and Turkana folk song, Position3: Giriama dance. Congratulations for sterling performance.
DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. lead the inspection team for constructed Phase II of Educational Block together with the Technical Project Management Team.The Technical Project Team Manager briefed the Inspection Committee on various sections allocated to different Departments and Schools/Faculties. This meeting comes just before official handing over of the facility to the University.
Kibabii University, in pursuit of its Vision to be a Global and Dynamic University of excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation, wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacant Part Time Positions in the indicated departments:
- Tutorial Fellow
- Senior Lecturer
- Associate Professor
- Senior Technician
On the last day of Kibabii University 4th edition of the cultural and career week, Kenya Commercial Bank, Human Resource Director was invited to share with the Students on human resource issues. The students were exposed to market demands for employment and how to obtain and grow on the career ladder. In addition, the entrepreneurial aspect of every course was emphasized to nurture the culture of job creation. The students greatly appreciated KCB for the exposure.