The recently inaugurated JKUAT Council undertook a three day induction workshop in which the members familiarized themselves with the various instruments governing University management namely; the University Act 2012, the University Statutes and Charter and the Strategic Plan.
Members of the Council, highest placed organ in university management, equally grounded themselves in other critical management areas including: role of Audit Communication and Risk Management and Performance Contracting.
Speaking during the event held at Sarova Whitesands Hotel in Mombasa, Dr. Ekuru Aukot, the Council Chairman, challenged colleagues to remain focused, always seek to be guided by relevant statutory documents in discharging their duties.
“We are charged with the responsibility of providing leadership to the institution, something that can only be achieved through, cooperation, dialogue and constant reference to guiding documents,” noted Dr. Aukot.
The Council Chair also urged Varsity Scholars to devote time for applied research and publish in refereed Journals; actions that would not only contribute to the country’s development agenda but also enhance university visibility in the global map.
While at the Coast, the Council also visited Taita Taveta University College in Voi, JKUAT constituent college and Mombasa CBD Campus.
JKUAT Council comprise of Dr. Ekuru Aukot (Chairman), Prof. Mabel Imbuga (Vice Chancellor), Dr. Rosa Muraguri (Vice Chairperson), Dr. Bertha Dena (Treasurer), Dr. Khadija Sood, Amb. Steven Loyatum, Eng. John Tanui, PS Ministry of Education, and PS Ministry of Finance.
The meeting was also addressed by Prof. Crispus Kiamba, the outgoing Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology.
Others who were present at the induction included Deputy Vice Chancellors in charge of Administration, Planning and Development (APD) Prof. Francis Njeruh, Prof. Esther Kahangi of Research, Production and Extension Division and the University’s Registrar (APD), Mr. Muchai Mbugua.