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.
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.
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. Others 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.