Dr. Drusilla Makworo has been elected for another two-year term as Dean, School of Nursing. The don who clinched the position unopposed; has vowed to use the new term to improve academic and research environment at the school.
Key among Dr. Makworo’s priorities is to set up a research grant that students and staff from the School can leverage to undertake applied studies in the thematic areas.
“We have had impressive increase in graduate student numbers which currently stands at 14 doctorate students compared to only three in 2016,” she noted.
She added that in her first tenure, the School successfully negotiated with Thika Level Five Hospital for training of nursing students.
The Dean noted that due to academic rigour and comprehensive student support structures, the School had emerged as the most preferred for graduate nursing students in the country.
Dr. Makworo thanked School of Nursing staff for working cohesively towards achieving JKUAT vision.
Meanwhile Prof. George Orwa will stay at the helm of the School of Mathematical Sciences following his reelection victory. Credited with repositioning the school as the most preferred in terms of placements, Prof. Orwa has launched an eight-point agenda that he believes will anchor the school as the go to place for training in mathematical sciences in the country.
Among Prof. Orwa’s policy aspirations are to create an innovations wing of the school; entrench performance based reward culture while implementing the university wide integrated management system.
Other initiatives to be actualized in the next two years include staging open days, and unveiling the School’s handbook; all aimed at improving the visibility of the school of mathematical sciences, including on webometric rankings.
In order to realize the aspirations, Prof. Orwa has called on the staff and students of the school to closely and professionally work together; embracing dialogue and creative problem solving.
While congratulating the Deans, Registrar Academic Affairs, Dr. Esther Mworia urged them to ensure academic quality standards in the schools are enhanced.