Vice Chancellor Hosts South African Scholars

Prof. Odhiambo (left) with Prof. Mashupye (centre) and Prof. Ramogale during the meeting

Prof. Odhiambo (left) with Prof. Mashupye (centre) and Prof. Ramogale during the meeting

Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, Tuesday April 27, hosted Prof Mashupye Ratale Kgaphola, Vice Chancellor Mangosuthu University of Technology, South Africa. The officials held talks on how the two institutions could collaborate and undertake exchange programmes particularly in entrepreneurship.

Prof. Odhiambo informed the visiting don, JKUAT had institutionalized a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among students and staff besides offering academic programmes on entrepreneurship. He added that JKUAT would be pleased to share its experience in entrepreneurship teaching and research with the Durban based University.

On his part, Prof. Mashupye noted that being a university of technology, JKUAT was a key benchmark institution, adding that it would add much continental value if the two institutions engaged in collaborations and exchange programmes.

The interactions, Prof. Mashupye opined would foster peer learning and cultural exchange among the students and staff from Kenya and South Africa.

A section of the participants during the meeting

A section of the participants during the meeting

The South African scholars also paid a courtesy call to Prof. Esther Kahangi, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension; where they learnt about the research division.

Prof. Mashupye who is also the chairperson of South African Network of Technology Universities, was accompanied to JKUAT by Prof. Marcus Ramogale, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) and Mrs. Vuyo Mthethwa. Also in the itinerary were Prof. Lawrence Gumbe and George Outa.

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