JKUAT Signs 2014/ 2015 Performance Contract

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) signed its 2014/2015 Performance Contract with the Cabinet Secretary of Education, Science and Technology on 9th October 2014 at a colourful ceremony in Nairobi that involved all Kenyan public universities, tertiary institutions and state corporations under the Ministry.

The Cabinet Secretary, Prof Jacob T. Kaimenyi reiterated that performance contracting was important in ensuring that institutions’ delivery of service was customer focussed. He urged the institutions to maintain integrity as a core value in their service to the public. He pointed out that performance contracting was meant to ensure expeditious responsiveness to customer needs. The contracts should also show progressive achievement through the years and should be aligned to the approved budgets. The Principal Secretary, Science and Education Prof. Colleta Suda who was also present at the function reminded the institutions that even though they were signing the contracts with the Ministry, they should understand that they were actually signing the contracts with Kenyans.

The Cabinet Secretary signs JKUAT 2014/2015 Performance Contract with the JKUAT Council

The Cabinet Secretary signs JKUAT 2014/2015 Performance Contract with the JKUAT Council

The JKUAT PC was signed between the Cabinet Secretary on one hand and the JKUAT Council Chair, Dr. Ekuru Aukot and the Independent Council Member Ms. Bertha Joseph Dena on behalf of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The Council members were accompanied by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo. Also in attendance was the DiPCA team of Dr. John Wesonga- Director, Mr. Charles Gaya- Deputy Director and Mr. Anderson Mwito- Ag. Assistant Registrar.

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JKUAT Negotiates 2014/2015 Performance Contract

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has successfully negotiated the new Performance Contract for the FY 2014/ 2015. This culminated from a long day of intensive negotiations with senior officials from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Nairobi. The University’s 2014/2015 Performance Contract was also subjected to vetting for quality assurance and finally accepted for implementation.

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Vice-Chair of Council, Dr. Rosa Muraguri- Mwololo, leads the JKUAT team in the negotiations session with Ministry officials

The negotiations were preceded by a sensitization session for all the Institutions that the Ministry signs Performance Contracts with. The Contract was this year developed guided by the 11th Cycle Performance Contracting Guidelines released by the Ministry of Devolution and Planning. The guidelines have been reviewed to accommodate the emerging developments and improve the efficacy of the process and contain a number of changes which have been incorporated to improve the performance contracting system.

The negotiations are coming just a couple of weeks after the University underwent evaluation of its 2013/2014 Performance Contract. The ranking of performance according to State Corporations will be announced at a later date. As has been the practice, the University reviewed its targets for the previous contract, the Strategic Plan, the Kenya Vision 2030, the Sector Medium Term Plans II (MTP II) and the Sector Performance Standards in drafting the Performance Contract targets for the 2014/2015 Financial Year.

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The Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga receives the letter of confirmation that the University PC has been successfully negotiated and vetted from the Chief Economist, State Department of Science & Technology, Mr. Michael Kahiti.

JKUAT was represented by the Vice-Chair of the University Council, Dr Rosa Muraguri- Mwololo, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga and the Performance Contracting Team led by the Director DiPCA, Dr John M. Wesonga. Other members of the team were Titus Wasike (Finance Officer), Charles Gaya (Deputy Director, DiPCA), Susan Kimani (Ag. DFO), Lilly Mokamba (SAR, VCs Office), Anderson Mwito (Ag. Asst. Registrar, DiPCA) and Calvin Kebati (ICT).

The Contract will be signed at a ceremony at later date between the Cabinet Secretary of Education, Science and Technology and the University Council Chairman. However after the successful negotiation and vetting, the University has been given the go ahead to implement the new Contract.

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