Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) recently underwent a Mid-Year Performance Review in line with the Performance Contracting Guidelines that provide that the Review be undertaken for all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) every Financial Year.
The purpose of the Mid -Year Performance Review is to monitor performance of the MDAs in order to ensure that they are on track in achieving their annual performance targets, and to address any impediments towards achieving the same. The exercise is carried out by the Performance Contracting Division (PCD) in conjunction with the Independent External Experts and the Specialized Agencies mandated with monitoring performance on cross-cutting performance indicators.
The PCD team was welcomed to JKUAT by the Vice Chancellor who made brief remarks before to start off the exercise. She highlighted that JKUAT was fully embracing performance contracting and that Performance contracting had been cascaded to all levels of the University for effective implementation. She pointed out the University was making good progress on development projects. However, the new Administration Block was delayed but will be completed once the government disbursed capitation to Universities. She reiterated that the University would highly welcome input from the government team on areas of improvement. She informed the team that the University had successfully conducted students’ elections under a new Constitution for the student body.
On his part, Mr. Livingstone Mwaura, the IEE/Team Leader, thanked the Vice Chancellor and the JKUAT team for
their warm welcome and added that he looked forward to a successful evaluation exercise. He clarified that mid-term evaluation was a government exercise that was being conducted by Performance Contracting Department in all government institutions to assess and confirm achievement made during 1st and 2nd quarter for 2015/2016 Performance Contracts.
The exercise was conducted from DiPCA offices with the teams perusing through documentary evidence provided by various departments within the University. Thereafter the team was taken round the main campus to evaluate the progress made in the implementation of various development projects.
The final evaluation findings and recommendations were signed between the Vice Chancellor and the PCD Team Leader. Also in the government team were evaluators from the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).