JKUAT Chancellor Prof. Geoffrey Ole Maloiy has hailed the high quality of doctorate thesis presentations by candidates at the University’s Kisii CBD Campus, which took place, Friday, May 5, 2017, and advised them to ensure they publish their research findings in internationally recognized high impact journals.
While many researchers come up with good findings, most of it is never published in reputed journals, considering that the quality of work is always determined by the journals in which it is published, Prof. Maloiy said.
He urged Kenyans not to stop their studies at doctorate levels but proceed further and acquire postdoctoral degrees to beat the stiff competition currently experienced in the developing world.
“It is high time Kenyans aimed higher in the academics by taking their studies a notch higher to post doctorate level since competition has become stiff in the developing world,” noted the Chancellor.
Prof. Maloiy challenged women in the country to venture into the field of Applied Mathematics, pointing out that there were already encouraging indications that they were graduating in fields like electrical engineering where they graduate up to masters level. He urged women to pursue doctoral studies in masses to enable them compete effectively with their male counterparts.
During the function, eight doctorate students in Applied Mathematics who included Rodgers Omboga Amenya, supervised by the Chancellor and the Director of the Campus Prof. Johana Sigey made their presentations. Mr. Amenya’s thesis topic is on: An Analysis of haemodynamics of blood flow in jugular vein of giraffe.
Speaking after the event, Prof. Sigey said it was only JKUAT through the Kisii Campus that offered PhD training in the whole of South Nyanza region, adding that the University’s training had attracted many students. He told the gathering that the campus had so far graduated 5 doctorate holders, over 260 masters and about 400 undergraduate degree students.
The presentations were attended by staff and students of the Campus. Others present were the Deputy Director of the Campus, Dr. Lawrence Okibo.
Earlier while meeting staff of the Campus, Prof. Maloiy commended them for upholding the values of the University which played a significant role in the accreditation of the University’s 13 campuses by the Commission for University Education. He said he was impressed by the way the campus managed its affairs in relation to the local community, pointing out that it was because of the peaceful environment it had created and nurtured that largely contributed to uninterrupted learning at the Campus.