Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has successfully negotiated the new Performance Contract for the FY 2015/ 2016. This culminated from a long day of intensive negotiations with senior officials from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Machakos. The University’s 2015/2016 Performance Contract is now due for vetting for quality assurance in readiness for implementation.
JKUAT, s Negotiation Team was led by the University’s top management comprising the Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga, Prof. Romanus O. Odhiambo (DVC (Academic Affairs),Prof. Victoria W. Ngumi (DVC Administration), Prof. Bernard O. Moirongo (DVC Finance) and Prof. Esther M. Kahangi (DVC RPE). They were assisted by the Performance Contracting Team of the Director DiPCA, Prof. John M. Wesonga. Titus Wasike (Finance Officer), Mwirigi Kiula (Director, ICT), Charles Gaya (Deputy Director, DiPCA), Lilly Mokamba (SAR, VCs Office) and Anderson Mwito (Ag. Asst. Registrar, DiPCA). The negotiations were preceded by a sensitization session for by the Ministry.
The Contract was this year developed guided by the 12th 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. Among the highlights of the new guidelines are the incorporation of County Governments in the process as well as reorganisation of some indicators based on emerging priorities and national goals.
In drafting the Performance Contract targets for the 2015/2016 Financial Year, the University reviewed its targets for the previous contract by aligning it to the University Strategic Plan 2013-2017 as well as the 2015/2016 University Budget, Workplan and Provcurement Plan. The contract was anchored on the Kenya Vision 2030, the Sector Medium Term Plans II (MTP II), the Sector Performance Standards (2nd Edition), Kenya Vision 2030 Sector Plan for Science, Technology And Innovation, the Kenya Vision 2030 Sector Medium Term Plan II :Education and Training, among other government policies.
The Contract will be signed at later date between the Cabinet Secretary of Education, Science and Technology and the University Council Chairman.