Department of Information Technology

Dr. Peters Anselimo
Chairman
Department of Information Technology

Castro Mbithi, a Man of Many Hats

Castro Mbithi, a Man of Many Hats
Castro Mbithi, is a fourth-year student pursuing BSc. in Information Technology at Kibabii University, the skills he has acquired over the last four years as an IT student has enabled him to take up the responsibilities of running Ajira Club at Kibabii University, and participate as a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) at Kibabii University.

Ajira Digital Programme is fronted by the Ministry of ICT in partnership with the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. With objectives of raising the profile of online work, promoting a mentorship and collaborative learning approach to finding online work, providing Kenyans with access to online work and promoting Kenya as a destination for online work.
Castro Mbithi, a Man of Many Hats
Mr. Mbithi has made the best out of the overwhelming impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic, by placing the university in the world map by holding several online events and hackathons that drew participation across the world. His online engagements include enrolling for various online trainings to sharpen his technical skills. A very important exercise in the IT field.

He also encourages his peers to look beyond the setbacks presented by this pandemic, by seizing online opportunities, both in training and job opportunities. He went further to say that COVID-19 has shown that Information Communication Technology (ICT) has a unique role to play in every human aspect especially conventional way of doing things are affected by such pandemics.

Mr. Mbithi is equally optimistic that indeed, it is possible to mainstream virtual engagements and institutions of higher learning can fully embrace virtual platforms for the day to day running of the universities programmes. He advises Universities to consider online jobs for industrial attachment examination for it offers requisite skills and exposes students to the emerging industrial skills that are market responsive and relevant to the world market application.

Currently, Mr. Mbithi works as a social media manager for Learning Dollars Talent, a software development company domiciled in San Francisco – United States of America. Part of his responsibilities at the company includes getting new clients and software engineers using Slack. Indeed, he has proved to all and sundry that in every cloud has a silver lining.

Mr. Mbithi online links

 

COVID-19 Brings Out the Best of Our Students

COVID-19 has brought the best in us, such is the story of Mr. Samuel Kahindi, a fourth-year student pursuing BSc IT at Kibabii University. Besides books, Mr. Kahindi has turned to talent as a creative way of beating boredom and cash crunch occasioned by the global pandemic. He has ventured into designing, drawing and painting of logos. This is a challenge to his peers to borrow a leaf from his story in exploring their talents as they observe ministry of health COVID-19 containment protocols. In his words, “as we all anticipate of going back to school after a long period of compulsory holiday, let us realize our talents and work hard to achieve our future because the future belongs to us and it is in our hands.”
COVID-19 Brings Out the Best of Our Students

SCAI Alumni Shine at Presidential Digital Talent Program-Cohort IV

Fifteen (15) of our 2017 and 2018 Class Alumni graduated from the Presidential Digital Talent Program (PDTP). The graduation was held virtually with CS Joe Mucheru as the Chief guest among other dignitaries.

PDTP is a program run by ICT Authority, a parastatal in the Ministry of ICT, Innovation any youth affairs. It is a collaboration between the public and private sectors that takes fresh and qualified ICT graduates through an internship programme designed to build their ICT capabilities, ready for the ICT market.

The graduates owe their gratitude to Kibabii University for having trained and equipped them with skills that enabled them compete favourably and get selected to join the program. Kibabii university also takes pride, as one of its alumni has been serving as the President of the graduating Cohort.

The 15 are listed as follows;

SNNameDegreeGraduation Year
1Dennis OnkeoBSc. Computer Science2018
2Eric KamunzyuBSc. Computer Science2018
3Martin SimweloBSc. Computer Science2017
4Nicholas OumaBSc. Computer Science2017
5Peter Ali ObetoBSc. Computer Science2017
6Pius KitheruBSc. Computer Science2018
7Toroitich C. GriffinsBSc. Computer Science2018
8Walter Ochieng OdhiamboBSc. Computer Science2018
9Linda WakhunguBSc. Criminology / Criminal Justice2017
10Analyne JeptooBSc. Information Technology2017
11Canicious LagatBSc. Information Technology2017
12David KariukiBSc. Information Technology2018
13James KigwaBSc. Information Technology2017
14Philip KiviluBSc. Information Technology2017
15Sinda Alexander MwikwabeBSc. Information Technology2017

SCAI Alumni Shine at Presidential Digital Talent Program-Cohort 4
Photo: A group photo posed by the PDTP KIBU Team during induction at the Kenya School of Government (Kabete)

Digital Electronic Textbox

Lecturers in School of Computing and Informatics (Prof. S. Mbuguah, Dr. R. K. Ronoh and Prof. F. Wabwoba) have published a textbook called “Digital Electronic”. A highly recommended core reading for undergraduate digital electronics in computing and electrical programmes. It is also handy for diploma courses in the same fields.  The book introduces key principles and concepts of digital electronics that provide a foundation for design and implementation of digital solutions to physical problems.

The book is one of the first three publications by Kibabii University Press.

Digital Electronic Textbox
Digital Electronic Textbox

Staff from SCAI IBM Cloud Certification

Staff from School of Computing and Informatics, Kibabii University trained and passed the IBM Cloud Application Developer exams. The IBM Cloud platform provides unique academic roadmap for faculty members and students preparing them to succeed in demanding positions unique to the market. The program provides:

  • A world class training experience including certification on new technologies like Cloud, Block chain, Artificial Intelligence, data science and many more,
  • Leverage of IBM official courses,
  • IBM official instructors and hands-on laboratories in multiple languages

Congratulations Dr. Samuel Barasa and Mr. Dennis Gichuki, you have done us proud.

Dr. Samuel Barasa
Dr. Samuel Barasa
Mr. Dennis Gichuki
Mr. Dennis Gichuki

Staff from SCAI Huawei Certification ICT Associate Training

Staff from School of Computing and Informatics, Kibabii University trained and passed Huawei Certification ICT Associate Training. The training was held on 1st to 13th March, 2020, in Nairobi.  Huawei Certification ICT Associate Training validates the knowledge and skills required for basic configuration and maintenance of small to medium-sized networks.

Congratulations Mr. Dennis Gichuki and Ms. Florence Koske, you have done us proud.
Staff from SCAI Huawei Certification ICT Associate Training

Kibabii University Certified Authorized Huawei ICT Academy and Examination Center

Kibabii University is a certified authorized Huawei ICT Academy and Examination Center. Through collaboration with Huawei ICT Academy Kenya, students will be able to participate in the Huawei certification and develop innovative and application oriented technical talent for society and global ICT industry.

Kibabii University Huawei ICT Academy program include Certifications for configuration and maintenance of small to medium-sized networks among others.

Kibabii University Certified Authorized Huawei ICT Academy and Examination Center

SCAI First Draft Graduation List 2019

If you were a member of the BIT and COM class 2015 member and your name does not appear among the list below, urgently get in touch with your respective CoD before 4 pm on Friday, 18th October, 2019

Download: SCAI First Draft Graduation List 2019

SCAI First Draft Graduation List 2019

Vincent Motochi Defense

Vincent Motochi a student of PhD in Information Technology successfully defended his thesis entitled “Modelling a Secure Security Architecture on Virtualized Environments for Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya” on Thursday 26th September 2019 at 9.00 a.m. in the SGS Boardroom

Vincent Motochi Defense

Samuel Ouma at Google Developer Student Clubs Lead Summit

Samuel Ouma, a fourth year student pursuing BSc. Information Technology at Kibabii University, School of Computing & Informatics was sponsored by Google to attend 2019 Developer Student Clubs Lead Summit in Accra, Ghana. The summit was held on 12th -14th September, 2019. Over 100 developer students from different countries attended the summit.
 
Google collaborates with university students who are passionate about growing developer communities and supports them with starting student clubs on their campuses. Developer Student Clubs provide students with the opportunity to:

  • Grow their knowledge on developer technologies and more through peer to peer workshops and events.
  • Gain relevant industry experience by solving problems for local organizations with technology based solutions.
  • Showcase their prototypes and solutions to their local community and industry leaders.

Samuel Ouma at Google Developer Student Clubs Lead Summit

Samuel Ouma at Google Developer Student Clubs Lead Summit

Part Time Lecturers & Technicians 2019/2020 Academic Year

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:

VACANT POSITIONS:

  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Lecturer
  • Tutorial Fellow
  • Senior Technician
  • Technician
  • Instructor
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS
DepartmentAreas of Specialization
Information TechnologyCertificate  in IT
Diploma in IT
Bachelors Courses
Masters Courses
Doctor of Philosophy Courses
Computer ScienceBachelors Courses

 

  

Applicants for teaching Masters and PhD Courses must be PhD holders in relevant areas.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications with copies of academic certificates and curricula vitae should be addressed to:

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics and Student Affairs)

P.O. Box 1699-50200

BUNGOMA

Tel. No. 0708085934/0734831729

 DEADLINE

Applications should be submitted by Friday 16th August, 2019 at 5.00 pm.

Part Time Lecturers & Technicians 2019/2020 Academic Year

Kibabii University Graduate Elected President of Cohort IV of Presidential Digital Program

Mr. Eric Mumo Kamunzyu who graduated from School of Computing and Informatics, class of 2018 has been voted the President of Cohort IV Presidential Digital Program. In the program 15 graduates of Kibabii University have been considered for the 2019-2020 Presidential Digital Program through a competitive process: 14 graduates from School of Computing and Informatics who had undertaken either Computer Science or Information Technology and 1 graduate from Faculty of Education and Social Sciences who undertook Bachelor of Criminology
Kibabii University Graduate Elected President of Cohort IV of Presidential Digital Program

Kibabii University Wins Inter-University Council for East Africa Call to Host Masters Programmes

Kibabii University Wins Inter-University Council for East Africa Call to Host Masters Programmes

Kibabii University wins to host fully funded KFW Scholars Masters programmes in the following Schools:

  1. School of Computing and Informatics (SCAI) wins Inter-University Council for East Africa /German Development Bank (KFW) to host the Masters programme in Information Technology (MSC. IT)  that will be a fully funded scholarship. Contact person Prof. Franklin Wabwoba. Application Documents for MSC. IT to be sent to scai@kibu.ac.ke
  2. School of Business and Economics (SOBE) wins Inter-University Council for East Africa /German Development Bank (KFW) to host the Masters programme in Business Administration (MBA) that will be a fully funded scholarship. Contact person Dr.  Muganda Munir Manini. Application Documents for MBA to be sent to sobe@kibu.ac.ke

This was competitively won following a call to all Universities within the East African Community region. Programme sponsored by financial cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the East African Community (EAC).
 
Other Universities that won are: Kyambogo University, Makerere University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, INES-Ruhengeri, Kenyatta University, Dedan Kimathi University, University of Nairobi, Moshi Cooperative University, Sokoine University of Agriculture and University of Dodoma.
 
The programmes are funded by:

  • East African Community
  • Inter-University Council for East Africa
  • Kreditanstalt Für Wiederaufbau (German Development Bank – KFW)

 
Applications opened on 5th July, 2019 and will close on 1st August, 2019 at 17:00 hours , East Africa time.  Application for the scholarship is to be made using forms on the Inter-University Council for East Africa website and for the programme at Kibabii University.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE KFW SCHOLARSHIP
 
MASTERS APPLICATION FORM
 
Application fee may be deposited to any of following banks:
 
Account Name: KIBABII UNIVERSITY

NAME OF THE BANKBRANCHACCOUNT NO.BANK SWIFT CODE
Kenya Commercial Bank             

 

 

Bungoma  

1 1 3 7 4 0 8 3 7 5KCBLKENX
Standard Chartered Bank                1 0 2 0 2 8 2 7 2 1 0 0SCBLKENXXX
Equity Bank0 4 8 0 2 6 1 2 1 1 5 0 8EQBLKENA
National Bank of Kenya1 0 0 1 0 7 6 8 7 2 6 0 0NBKEKENXXXX
Co-operative Bank0 1 1 2 9 6 6 9 9 2 7 3 0 0KCOONA
Family Bank of Kenya0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 2 9 9 7 9FABLKENA

 

We thank the Inter-University Council for East Africa for giving us the opportunity to host the programmes.

Kibabii University Wins Inter-University Council for East Africa Call to Host Masters Programmes

SCAI Students in the Field on Industrial Attachment

SCAI 3rd year students are on Industrial attachment in various organizations in Kenya. The attachment session runs for a period of 12 weeks. Industrial attachment programme is meant to:

  • To provide an opportunity for students to discover, learn about, and familiarize with industry of their discipline, and with organizations within the industry.
  • To provide an opportunity for students to observe real-life practices and implementation of theoretical lessons and principles.
  • To provide the opportunity for the industry to identify potential employees from among the industrial trainees and to feedback comments on the programme.
  • To ensure coursework and training programmes satisfy the expectations of the industry, and ensure the programmes are relevant and up to date.

Overall, students will gain experience in the following:

  • Ability to work under supervision and directions
  • Organizational skills and professional awareness
  • Communication skills
  • Efficiently completing tasks, fostering good relationship with seniors and subordinates

SCAI Students in the Field on Industrial Attachment

SCAI host Industrial Training for Computer Science and Information Technology Students 2019

SCAI Computer Science and Information Technology students doing computer maintenance sessions during their Industrial Training course in the Computer Lab. It is a third semester course that runs for 12 weeks crowned by an industrial visit trip to ascertain, confirm and experience in real time the skills learnt during the training

SCAI host Industrial Training for Computer Science and Information Technology Students 2019

SCAI host Industrial Training for Computer Science and Information Technology Students 2019

SCAI host Industrial Training for Computer Science and Information Technology Students 2019

Digital Content Development Workshop

Directorate of Open Distance and E-Learning (ODEL) in conjunction with School of Computing and Informatics (SCAI) held a six day digital content development workshop at Hotel Joventure in Kisumu on 21st April to 26th April, 2019. Representatives from different Schools and Faculties were trained on Instructional Design, Digital Content Development, Delivery and Management. Participants were awarded certificates on completion. The workshop was officially opened by the Vice chancellor, Prof. Isaac Ipara Odeo.

Digital Content Development Workshop

Digital Content Development Workshop

Digital Content Development Workshop

Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Kibabii University is situated in Bungoma County along Bungoma – Chwele road. It was awarded Charter on 14th November 2015 thus becoming the 23rd Public University in Kenya. The Vision of the University is to be a global and dynamic University of excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation. The University has Three (3) Schools and Two (2) Faculties namely; School of Computing and Informatics, School of Business and Economics, School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science. The University offers ten (10) Doctorate, fifteen (15) Masters, nineteen (19) undergraduate Degree Programs and one (1) Postgraduate Diploma. These programs details can be accessed at https://kibu.ac.ke.
 
The University continues to make its presence felt locally, regionally and globally, under the exemplary leadership of the Chancellor, University Council, and the University Management led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Ipara Odeo. In January 2019, the University was ranked No.14 by Webo-metrics amongst the Public and Private Universities in Kenya. The University is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is committed to offer high quality teaching, training, research, consultancy, innovation and extension services to all stakeholders.
 
Kibabii University won a competitive Infrastructure Grant amounting to KES 64.6M funded by the National Research Fund (NRF). This was after an open Call by the NRF in 2016 for Infrastructure Grant to all Research and Institutions of higher learning in Kenya. The Project Coordinator, Prof. Franklin Wabwoba, led a team of researchers from the School of Computing & Informatics (Dr. Samuel Mbuguah, Dr. Betty Mayeku, Ms. Dorcus Arshley Shisoka, Mr. Humphrey Juma Kilwake, Mr. Patrick Owoche, Mr. Samwel Barasa, Mr. Yonah Etene and Mr. Daniel Khaoya Muyobo) to respond to the Call by the NRF. The University made an application to establish Kibabii University Information Communication and Technology Hub (KICTH). The grant from NRF marks an important and monumental occasion when the University through the School of Computing and Informatics (SCAI) makes yet milestone that clearly shows that it is fulfilling its core mandate of producing graduates who meet the demands of society, the region and beyond. The NRF Grant will be used to facilitate setting up an ultra-modern equipped computing training hub of its own kind in the region and Sub-Sahara Africa. The main hub will comprise a Data Centre for high end Computing, Mobile Computing laboratory, Digital Computing Forensics laboratory, Networking laboratory, Digital learning – video conferencing Centre and an Incubation hub. Through KITCH, the University will produce skilled computing manpower and go a long way in capacity building towards realising, the “Big Four” Agenda, Vision 2030 and the Africa Agenda 2063.
 
Kibabii University is among the few Universities in Kenya accredited by the Commission for University Education (CUE) to offer Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology. In this regard, the University will continue to produce graduates at Doctorate, Masters, Bachelors, Diploma and Certificate levels, who are equipped with both hard and soft skills that meet societal demands, and suited to transfer skills and creation of employment in realizing sustainable development. The School of Computing and Informatics offers high-quality research opportunities with some of the top ranking computing researchers in the world. Our research-oriented graduate programs are geared towards solving problems affecting society within Computing and Information Technology disciplines as an enabling pillar of actualizing sustainable development in Kenya.
 
For anyone interested in exploring and applying Information Technology or Computer Science to solving their daily problems for attainment of sustainability and human posterity, Kibabii University is just the right place for you. With a rare combination of local and international top scholars and highly qualified staff in computing fields, an international footprint and multidisciplinary opportunities, Kibabii University is making itself known as a global leader in Computing, Information Technology and Research.
 
The University appreciates the great support from National Research Fund (NRF) for funding the establishment of Kibabii University Information Communication and Technology Hub (KICTH).

 
University community led by Dr. Joyce Wanjiru Ngure, representing Council Chair appreciated the project team members for winning the fund on 7th March, 2019 at Auditorium C.
 
Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Kibabii University Wins Competitive NRF Infrastructure Grant for ICT Funding

Appreciation of Staff from SCAI

This is to invite you for a brief ceremony to appreciate a team of staff from School of Computing and Informatics (SCAI) who won a very competitive National Research Fund (NRF) Infrastructure Grant amounting to KES 64,600,000.00 (Sixty Four Million Six Hundred Thousand Kenya Shillings). The brief ceremony will be held on Thursday 7th March 2019 in Auditorium C from 10.00 am –12.20 pm

Appreciation of Staff from SCAI

SCAI 3rd Years Ajira Digital Training

School of Computing and Informatics (SCAI) organized 5 days Ajira digital training for the 3rd year students pursing Computer Science and Information Technology on 25th February to 1st March, 2019. The initiative by the Ministry of ICT in partnership with the Ajira club at Kibabii University saw over 60 students equipped with online work skills

SCAI 3rd Years Ajira Digital Training

SCAI 3rd Years Ajira Digital Training

SCAI 3rd Years Ajira Digital Training

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University held its 3rd Graduation Ceremony on 23rd November, 2018 at the Graduation Square. The colorful ceremony was presided over by Ambassador (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education on behalf of the Chancellor, H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta.

1704 graduands were awarded with doctorates, degrees, diplomas and certificates in various fields; Doctorates 6, Masters 26, Bachelors 1314, Diplomas 302 and Certificates 56.

School of Computing & Informatics had: 4 Doctorates, 5 Masters, 76 Bachelors, 13 Diplomas and 11 Certificates.

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony