The University Management Board led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi held a session with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Academic Board
The University Management Board led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi held a session with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Academic Board and discussed pertinent issues affecting the College’s operations.
The Principal, Prof. Enos Njeru, presented the College memorandum detailing various revenue enhancement strategies in place. In his presentation, Prof. Njeru said that the College is looking to increase the student numbers by introducing bachelor degrees, masters degrees and PhD programmes in new and emerging areas that are affecting the development of the nation. In addition, the College will revamp the existing short courses to include executive development programmes and open new learning centres. Other channels of revenue enhancement include grants, consultancies as well as establishing partnerships and collaborations with industry. Soon, CHSS will launch a capital campaign to raise funds for the School of Law Towers. Prof. Njeru highlighted the need to deal with the limited office and classroom space in the College. He noted that refurbishment of some of the existing facilities and acquisition of modern equipment is important.
On matters austerity and cost containment measures, the College has ensured efficient use of resources and implemented the use of ICT to automate deliverables.
With a student population of 40,000, plans are underway to establish a career placement office at the College. In addition, CHSS will engage students in research programmes, implement student exchange programmes with partner universities, secure student internships, organize for career mentorship talks and hold joint outreach activities for students and staff.
While receiving the memorandum, Prof. Mbithi assured the members present that the management will discuss the issues presented and create a database that will be the basis of implementation. The management will also come up with a strategy for the devolvement of academic powers and resources to all the units. He noted that if the University is to progress forward and deal with the challenges, then good governance is key.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi signs the visitors’ book at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Looking on is the Principal, Prof. Enos Njeru, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, Prof. Isaac Mbeche and Principal, College of Education and External Studies, Prof. Isaac Jumba.
January 21, 2015
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