School of Graduate Studies in collaboration with the University Library organized for a one day anti-plagiarism (Turnitin) Training of all postgraduate supervisors at the University Senate boardroom on 6th Dec, 2018. The training was facilitated by Dr. George Njoroge the Chief University Librarian Kenyatta University. DVC Academics and Students Affairs, Prof S. Shibairo made a training opening address
Kibabii University held its 3rd Graduation Ceremony on 23rd November, 2018 at the Graduation Square. The colorful ceremony was presided over by Ambassador (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education on behalf of the Chancellor, H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta.
32 graduands were awarded with doctorates and masters degrees in various fields; Doctorates 6 and Masters 26
Name: Prof. Stanley Ngome Mutsotso
Dean School of Graduate Studies
|Institution [ Date from – to ]||Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:|
|Moi University, Kenya, 2001-200||D.Phil|
|Moi University, Kenya,1997-1999||M.Phil|
|Moi University, Kenya, 1990-1994||B.Ed (Hons)|
|IABE, London, 1996||Diploma in Business Administration and Public Relations|
Field of Specialization
Membership of Professional Bodies
|Date from to||Institution, Location (City, Country)||Person Responsible To||Position||Responsibilities/Duties|
|27th September 2014 to Date||Kibabii University, Bungoma, Kenya||DVC (ASA), CoD CIT|
|2012 February to 27th September 2014||Kibabii University College||Deputy Principal (ARE)|
|2011 to 31 January 2012||MMUST||Dean, FESS||Senior Lecturer, Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology, and Chairman of Department, CIT|
|2003-2011||MMUST||Dean, FESS||Lecturer, Department of Curriculum & Instructional Technology (MMUST). Taught the following Courses: General|
Methods of Teaching, Educational Media and Resources, Introduction to Teaching and School Operations, Media
Practicals and Microteaching and Chairman of Department, CIT
|1999 – 2003||Vihiga County||District Education Officer||Senior Education Officer, Ministry of Education Science and Technology|
|1994-1997||Givole||Principal||Head of department and classroom teacher|
Professional Research Interest
Research Experience and Funds Attracted
|Year||Position in Project||Responsibilities/Duties||Research/Project Title||Amount (₤, €, $, KES)|
|2017||PI||Coordination||Contract for final evaluation of Governance and Transparency fund, funded by National Taxpayers Association||$12569|
|2016||PI||Coordinating research activities in selected Kenyan Universities||Student Activism, Political Party Alliances and Election Violence in Kenyan Public Universities, funded by OSSREA for Book Publication||$2,500|
|2014||Member||Collection of Literature review touch on Education||The Origins and Development of Kibabii University College||$5,000|
|2013||Member||Literature review||Impact of Motorcycle accidents on the Economy of households in Bungoma, Siaya and Nyeri Counties|
|2012||Coordinator||Baseline Survey on four model NFE schools in Kakamega. Funded by CIDA through ACCES , Kakamega||$2,000|
|2008-2010||Coordinator||Role of NFE on poverty, Health and Development in the Lake Victoria basin. Funded by MMUST, URF||$2,000|
|2008-2010||Principal Investigator||Rehabilitation of un-operational water projects and education in Butsotso Central and Shirugu location in Kakamega||$3,000|
|2007||Coordinator||Baseline survey on NFE in Kakamega Funded by CIDA through ACCES, Kakamega||$2,000|
|2006||Coordinator||Mid-term Evaluation Research Project on ACCES funded NFE projects in Kakamega||€2000|
|Year||Position in Consultancy Team||Responsibilities/Duties||Consultancy/Project Title||Amount (₤, €, $, KES)|
Selected Publications 2015-2018: Books and Book Chapters
Selected Publications 2015-2018: Scientific Articles Published in Refereed Journals
Alex Wekesa Wayong’o a student of Masters in Curriculum and Instruction successfully defended his thesis entitled “Challenges Facing Implementation of Communicative English Language Teaching in Primary Schools, Bungoma Central Sub-County” on 27th September, 2018 in SGS boardroom
Edward Wakoli Wafula a student of Masters of Science In Information Technology successfully defended his thesis entitled “Security Threats and Vulnerabilities Mitigation in Information Systems Security for Kenyan Universities” on 24th September, 2018 in SGS boardroom.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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
Kibabii University has a friendly learning environment which has made the learners appreciate the quality of the training they undergo. The completion time of any program is as per the stipulated requirement for such a program. Specifically, as pioneer PhD student in the University, I completed my PhD in Information Technology studies within a record three (3) years the stipulated time for the program. My sincere gratitude goes to the entire members of the School of Computing and Informatics who were very supportive during my study. I do specifically thank Prof. Wabwoba, Dr. Mbugua and Dr. Anselmo whowere all the time ready to advise me whenever I approached them. Prof. Wabwoba who was my first supervisor kept me on my toes and thus made me realize my goal. The effort of the entire School made me make history becoming the first and the only student to graduate with a PhD on the Kibabii University first graduation ceremony held in November 2016. I thank the entire Kibabii Management and staff for good work that has propelled the University to greater heights. I take this opportunity to congratulate all the first graduates of Kibabii University first graduation ceremony in November 2016. May I also advice those that attained masters to enroll for PhD programs and those undergraduates to enroll for masters programs to boost their academic credentials.
The following candidates have been scheduled for oral defence on Thursday 23rd March 2017.
- Sophie Kibanani at 9:00am Title: “Influence of Firm Specific Characteristics on Environmental Accounting Disclosure among Listed Manufacturing and Allied Firms in Kenya”
- Leonard Juma at 11:30am Title: “Effects of Strategic Alignment on Service Quality of Commercial Banks in Kakamega County, Kenya”
The following Defence are Scheduled for 2nd November 2016. All are welcomed
1. Daniel Otanga PHD in Information Technology starting 8.30 am
2. Tobias Otibine MSC in Information Technology starting 11.00 am
3. Edward Savatia MSC in Information Technology starting 2.00 pm
The venue of the defence is SGS Boardroom (ABB 108)
Batoya Isaac Barasa successfully defended his thesis entitled “Social Technical Integration Framework on ICT Readiness in Bungoma County Primary Schools”. His supervisors were Dr. Wabwoba Franklin and Mr Juma Kilwake. He is the first Post graduate student from the school of computing and informatics to defend a thesis. The event that was organized by the school of graduate studies was chaired by the Chairman, Faculty Graduate Studies Committee – Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Dr. Masibo Edwin. Other members present in the event include, Dr. Mbugua Samuel, Dr. Anselemo Ikoha, Dr. Wabwoba Franklin, Mr. Rono Richard, Ms. Shisoka Dorcas, Mr. Brian Singoro and Mr. James Abila of Rongo University. Students from the departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Information Technology were present in the event. The event was organized in the school of Graduate studies Boardroom.
Faraji Anduku Yatundu successfully defended his thesis entitled “Effect of Branding Strategies on Performance of Public Sugar Manufacturing Firm in Western Kenya”. His supervisors were Dr. Otiso Ntabo and Dr Wanyama Kadian. He is the first Post graduate student to successfully defend a thesis. The event that was organized by the school of graduate studies was chaired by the Dean of the graduate school, Prof. Stanley Ngome Mutsotso. Other members present in the event were, Dr. Otiso Ntabo, Dr. Wanyama Kadian, Prof. Wabwoba Franklin, Dr. Masibo Edwin, Prof. Maiyo Julius, Dr. Anselemo Ikoha, Dr. Brian Singoro and students from the departments of Business Administration and Management, Curriculum and Instruction and Information Technology. The event was organized in the school of Graduate studies Boardroom.
Students from the department of Social sciences, pursing master’s degree in religion presented their concept papers at the departmental level. SGS boardroom was the venue for the presentation. The event that attracted both graduate students and graduate faculty had six students presenting their research proposal. The Dean faculty of Education and Social sciences Dr. Rispah Wepukhulu, The CoD Social Sciences Ms. Muchilwa were part of present.
PhD Students defending their research proposals on 3rd July 2015 in the School of Graduate Studies Boardroom.The Defense was chaired by Dr. Wasike Deputy University Librarian. Other members present include:Prof. S. Shibairo, Deputy Principal (AR&E), Dr. F. Wabwoba, Ag. Dean School of Computing and Informatics, Dr. S. Mbugua, Director, ICT, Dr. P. Obin, Coordinator, Research, Consultancy and Extension, Dr. J. Wasike, Deputy Librarian, Dr. Peters Anselemo, CoD, IT , Mr. B. SingoroCoD, Accounting, Finance and Economics, Ms. D. Shisoka CoD Computer Science, Mr. S. Obwoge, SGSC, Chairman, Mr. E. Masinde,SGSC, Director of Academics
Elizabeth Oloo successfully defended his thesis entitled “Influence of Peer Teaching Methods on Performance in Mathematics among Secondary School Students in Kenya”. His supervisors were Professor Stanley Ngome and Dr. Edwin Masibo. He is the first Post graduate student from the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences to defend a thesis. The event that was organized by the school of graduate studies was chaired by the Chairman, Dr. Maiyo Julius. Other members present in the event include, Prof. Mustosto Stanley, Prof Mukwa Chris, Dr. Wepukhulu Rispah, Dr. Masibo Edwin and Dr. Kadian Wanyama.. Students from the departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Information Technology were present in the event. The event was organized in the school of Graduate studies Boardroom on 4th Feburary, 2016.