Dr Mutisya Retains Deanship at School of Nursing

Dr. Aggrey Wanyama congratulates Dr. Albanus Mutisya as Dr. Drusilla Makworo witnesses

Dr. Albanus Mutisya Kyalo’s tenure as Dean School of Nursing at JKUAT has been extended for another two years, following a unanimous decision by the faculty to re-elect him during elections held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

During the declaration of the results, Returning Officer, Dr. Aggrey Wanyama, who is also the Acting Registrar Academics, lauded Dr. Mutisya for his outstanding leadership and mentorship at the School, which he described as one of the most organized and meticulous in all their undertakings, particularly in student matters.

In his acceptance speech, Dr Mutisya thanked his colleagues for their support and demonstration of confidence in his leadership journey, while recognizing his achievements including his appointment to Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK).

“I wish to commend the faculty’s team spirit and harmonious working relationship which has resulted in the substantial growth of the School.  There has been fast-tracking of postgraduate progress, and securing of research grants which benefit our needy students in paying for their fees, while honing their skills in academic research,” said Dr. Mutisya.

The Dean also stated that during his preceding tenure, the School experienced tremendous growth as a result of international collaborations with research institutions such as Montana State University in the United States, which was extremely valuable for postgraduate students.

In addition, the School also expanded networks with more clinical practice sites across the country, while also ensuring that students have adequate follow-up by the lecturers, thus positioning JKUAT’s School of Nursing as the most preferred.

During the ceremony, the staff who included Chairpersons of the four departments under the School namely; General Nursing (his mother department), Midwifery, Community Health Nursing, and Nursing Education Management and Leadership, affirmed Dr. Kyalo’s stewardship and pledged their support during his second term.

Members of staff acknowledged that his mentorship nurtured their confidence, highlighting that his humility and wisdom provided a conducive environment that has made it easier to navigate challenges thus promoting the School’s mandate.

Dr. Mutisya said, he envisions a School with extensive networks, so he is working on staff and student exchange programs with other institutions, as well as more industry collaborations.

These deliberate efforts, he asserts, are vital in fulfilling the University’s role in producing innovative and entrepreneurial graduates.

Staff from the School of Nursing

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