Taita Taveta University College inches closer to Autonomy

An asset handing over report between Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Taita Taveta Campus was signed, Friday June 21, 2013 by the two University Councils. The Campus which has since been upgraded to a College now has its own Council.
The move brings to an end the dependence of the then Taita Taveta Campus (TTC) an institution that was for five years nurtured by JKUAT management to attaining its current University College status. The brief ceremony was witnessed by Council members and some Government officials.

JKUAT Council Chair, Dr. Aukot (second left) wishes Prof. (Mrs) Omondi well after signing the Handing-over Report. Looking on are Prof. Imbuga (right) and Prof. Boga.

While signing the report, JKUAT’s Council Chairman Dr. Ekuru Aukot challenged the new University management to remain focused as they steer the institution to higher status.
He said “Kenyans had a burning desire to reap the best in education,” and urged the new Council “to maintain JKUAT’s standards of providing the very best in education quality.”
TTUC’s Council Chairperson, Prof. (Mrs.) Lucia N. Omondi lauded JKUAT management for the role it played in nurturing her College. She promised to do all she could to ensure that her College’s standards are benchmarked against other established global institutions.

Prof. (Mrs) Omondi receives the Hand-over Report from Dr. Aukot, witnessed by Prof. Boga (left), Prof. Njeruh, and Prof. Imbuga.

The handing over report means, TTUC Council will from now on, manage its own administrative affairs, save for its academic programmes which will have to be approved by the JKUAT Senate, as it will now be a Constituent College.
Among the assets to be handed over as indicated in the report include: the buildings, vehicles, equipment, furniture as well as human resource who volunteered to continue working at the new College.
The handing over process started in February 2012. Others present at the function include the JKUAT Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga, the Principal TTUC Prof. Hamadi Iddi Boga, JKUAT Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration, Planning and Development, Prof. Francis Njeruh and Council members from the twin institutions.

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