Kibabii University improves to position 10 from 71 in the webometrics ranking of Kenyan Universities. Globally Kibabii University was ranked at position 6461 from 21916 in the previous ranking that was done in February 2018. Kibabii University scored highly in the criteria used in the survey, namely institutional presence, impact, openness and excellence. The survey is conducted twice annually by Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.
In another webometrics ranking by uniRank, Kibabii University improves to position 25 from 35 in Kenyan Universities.
Kibabii University robotics team participate in the Kenya’s 7th National Science Week hosted by the National Council of Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi. The team passed the preliminary stage. Theme of the event: Harnessing Research, Science, Technology & Innovation Contribution towards Achieving the Big Four Agenda
Nine graduates from Kibabii University School of Computing and Informatics have been considered for 2018-2019 Presidential Digital Talent Program. This group forms cohort III since the inception of the program. Those in the programme include (from left to right in the photo below):
1. Charles Otieno
2. Patrick Riungu
3. Simiyu Ronald
4. Ernest Kirui
5. Betrine Wafula
6. Jeremy Kioko
7. Stephen Maina
8. James Etole
9. Brown Amubwe
This photo was taken at the Kenya School of Government during induction which was between 15th– 20th April, 2018.
Kibabii University competitively awarded 64.6M for infrastructure support by National Research Fund. This was response call by School of Computing & Informatics to fund establishment of Kibabii University Information Communication and Technology Hub (KICTH). The project was done by School of Computing & Informatics, the project leader is Prof. Franklin Wabwoba Dean School of Computing & Informatics, team members include Dr. Samuel Mbuguah ICT Director, Dr. Mayeku Director Open Distance & E – Learning, Ms. Shisoka, Mr. Kilwake, Mr. Barasa, Mr. Etene, Mr. Owoche and Mr. Muyobo with the support of Prof. Shibairo DVC (Academics and Students Affairs), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) and Prof. Odeo Vice Chancellor
The grant shall be used to equip the state of art computing research and innovation hub in the region.
KICTH when fully equiped will enable the hub to:
- Produce skilled manpower in ICT for sustainable development in line with Kenya – Vision 2030
- Facilitate new research breakthroughs
- Provide collaboration between the university and other institution
- Bridge digital divide and spur socio-economic development
- Enhance viable development in pervasive and ubiquitous computing
- Train computer forensic experts in the country and the region
- Provide forensic services to government Agencies and private sectors
- Provide business incubation startups environment with resources and personnel to incubate their ideas/ objectives
- Provide a wireless sensor research laboratory to boost research and innovation to their regions
- Facilitate collaborative exchange of knowledge between Kibabii University and other institutions in the region
- Provide professional certification laboratory and as an income Generating Unit (IGU) to sustain the HUB
- Provide employment opportunities: – create job opportunities to Researchers, Instructors, Technicians, and other staff
- Provide internship and industrial attachment opportunities for students, from Kibabii University and other Institutions
Patrick Owoche a member of Kibabii University family (School of Computing & Informatics) presenting a paper on Hotel Website Evaluation Model in the Context of Web 3.0 Paradigm in ENTER2018 eTourism Conference in Jönköping Sweden. Conference was organized by the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel and Tourism (IFITT).
Kibabii University Games and Sports Section was proud to host the Unveiling of Kibabii University League which was composed of 11 Soccer teams, Malanda7s Rugby Inter Year Competitions and Prof. Wabwoba Volleyball Cup Inter Year Competitions. Games were officially launched by DVC (Academics and Students Affairs) Prof S. Shibairo and was attended by Dean School of Computing & Informatics Prof. Wabwoba and DDOS Ms. Malanda.
Objectives of the competition were:
- To increase the number of students participating in games, sports and recreation sports activities during weekend and public holidays
- To provide entertainments to non participant students during weekend and public holidays
- To enhance cohesion among the students through sports
- To provide opportunities for students to exercise leadership skills and organisations through sports
Dr. Ndenga K. M. after successfully defending his PhD Computer Science thesis poses for a photo with his supervisors and member of host family in France. Starting from left Prof. Akdag (supervisor from University of Paris 8), Mrs Ivyvan (host family member), Dr. Ndenga (formerly Mr. Ndenga) and Prof. Wabwoba (supervisor from Kibabii University)
Millicons Limited officially hands over the newly constructed Phase II Education Block to Kibabii University Management. The project Manager walked them through different sections in the facility including offices, laboratories and demonstrating how some equipments in the facility are used.
Millicons Limited also handed over a 14 seater Van to Kibabii University as a token of appreciation. The event was crowned by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Ipara planting a tree in front of the newly constructed block.
The Presentation of 91st Kenya Music Festival Award Winning Trophies and Certificate by Kibabii University Choir to the University Senate
Kibabii University choir team presenting trophies to the University senate. The team scoped four trophies during the 91st Kenya Music Festival held at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) on 10th – 22nd July 2017 whose theme was “Enhancing National Unity, Cohesion and Integration through Kenya Music Festival”. The best winning items that also scored highest marks during the festival were: Folksong from Rest of Africa, Kenyan folk dance, Kenyan folk song and Taarabu song. Moreover the team also received certificate awards for position 1,2 and 3 which included: Position1: Folksong from Rest of Africa, Kenyan folk dance, Kenyan folk song and Taarabu song, Position 2: Terrorism Choral verse and Turkana folk song, Position3: Giriama dance. Congratulations for sterling performance.
DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. lead the inspection team for constructed Phase II of Educational Block together with the Technical Project Management Team.The Technical Project Team Manager briefed the Inspection Committee on various sections allocated to different Departments and Schools/Faculties. This meeting comes just before official handing over of the facility to the University.
Kibabii University, in pursuit of its Vision to be a Global and Dynamic University of excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation, wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacant Part Time Positions in the indicated departments:
- Tutorial Fellow
- Senior Lecturer
- Associate Professor
- Senior Technician
Kibabii University has a friendly learning environment which has made the learners appreciate the quality of the training they undergo. The completion time of any program is as per the stipulated requirement for such a program. Specifically, as pioneer PhD student in the University, I completed my PhD in Information Technology studies within a record three (3) years the stipulated time for the program. My sincere gratitude goes to the entire members of the School of Computing and Informatics who were very supportive during my study. I do specifically thank Prof. Wabwoba, Dr. Mbugua and Dr. Anselmo whowere all the time ready to advise me whenever I approached them. Prof. Wabwoba who was my first supervisor kept me on my toes and thus made me realize my goal. The effort of the entire School made me make history becoming the first and the only student to graduate with a PhD on the Kibabii University first graduation ceremony held in November 2016. I thank the entire Kibabii Management and staff for good work that has propelled the University to greater heights. I take this opportunity to congratulate all the first graduates of Kibabii University first graduation ceremony in November 2016. May I also advice those that attained masters to enroll for PhD programs and those undergraduates to enroll for masters programs to boost their academic credentials.
Out of 4200 ICT graduates who were called for Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP) interview, 400 graduates were successful through a very competitive process. Kibabii University alone managed 8 slots.
Mr. Julius Magero commended Kibabii University for job well done.
Those in the programme include:
- Nyawara Calvince
- Mutuma Dickson
- Kirwa Nicholas
- Kennedy Rajula
- Kiarie Simon
- Rose Korir
- Mwangi Joseph
- Magero Julius
Kibabii University SCAI graduates who were taken up on Presidential Digital Talent Programme pose for a photo with the ICT Director Bungoma County Dr. Wakoli in Nairobi.
Information Technology representatives from ; Kibabii University, Matili TTI, Kibabii Diploma Teachers College, Sang’alo TTI, Moi Girls High School (Eld), Teremi High School and Bungoma County pose for a group photo after the Java Programming Refresher Course which was sponsored by Oracle. Inset is Mr. Nelson Ochieng’ from Strathmore University who was the trainer
PhD Students defending their research proposals on 3rd July 2015 in the School of Graduate Studies Boardroom.The Defense was chaired by Dr. Wasike Deputy University Librarian. Other members present include:Prof. S. Shibairo, Deputy Principal (AR&E), Dr. F. Wabwoba, Ag. Dean School of Computing and Informatics, Dr. S. Mbugua, Director, ICT, Dr. P. Obin, Coordinator, Research, Consultancy and Extension, Dr. J. Wasike, Deputy Librarian, Dr. Peters Anselemo, CoD, IT , Mr. B. SingoroCoD, Accounting, Finance and Economics, Ms. D. Shisoka , CoD, Computer Science, Mr. S. Obwoge, SGSC, Chairman, Mr. E. Masinde,SGSC, Director of Academics