Multidisciplinary Research Projects, Executive Programs Key in Performance Contract 2017/2018

Date and time: 
Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:43

Prof. Ndegwa Director School of Biological Sciences signs Performance Contract 2017/2018, looking on is the Principal College of Biological and Physical Sciences, Prof. B. Aduda

The University of Nairobi has incorporated as new entrants in the Performance Contract; establishing executive program according to key discipline, youth internship and industrial attachments as well as apprenticeship and mounting of multidisciplinary research projects. This will be a contributory factor to producing holistic graduates in line with the University’s mission to provide quality interdisciplinary training, research and consultancy.

In addition, the 2017/2018 Performance contract (PC) takes into consideration implementing workload of faculty members as per the Commission for University Education (CUE) guidelines. This includes maximum number of students supervised as well as maximum number of classes a lecturer is given and the lecturer’s qualification, added Ms. Elsa Ouma, a member of the PC secretariat representing College of Biological and Physical Sciences (CBPS).

The achievements of the University and projects it intends to undertake are documented in the University’s Performance Contract which is then cascaded to the Colleges, thereafter to schools and departments. The PC period begins from 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018.

Further measures taken to produce holistic graduates in CBPS will include student mentorship on leadership and soft skills and also teaching done by pedagogy- trained lecturers. Additionally, the PC incorporates implementation of quality service as enumerated on the service charter. It also includes increase in income generating units (IGUs) for schools.

In the previous year’s performance contract, CBPS emerged the best college, scooping position one and holding the lead among the six colleges. These Colleges are: Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), Architecture and Engineering (CAE), Education and External Studies (CEES), Health Sciences (CHS) and Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS).

The Principal of CBPS, Prof. Bernard Aduda wished the Directors all the best as they embark on working in the New Year, terming this year as a tough one, but with plausible success.

Prof. Aduda signed the PC on August 3, 2017, with Directors of four schools in CBPS as well as Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation and Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. The Schools are: School of Mathematics, School of Biological Sciences, School of Physical Sciences and School of Computing and Informatics.

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Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:43

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