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.
Alex Kamande, Kibabii University alumni class of 2017 School of Computing and Informatics, is the founder of M-Keja. M-Keja is a website as well as a mobile-based platform where realtors, property developers, owners and tenants can buy, rent or sell property. Mr Kamande was featured in a Business Daily Newspaper on 3rd April, 2019.
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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).
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
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
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.
School of Computing and Informatics (SCAI) held a successful 5 day training on 12th – 16th November, 2018nin Computer Lab. In closing the workshop, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ipara Odeo not only thanked the facilitators from the Ministry of ICT but also encouraged the trainers to take advantage of Ajira programme so that they can be empowered to address the current unemployment situation in the country. Prof. Odeo reiterated management commitment towards facilitating more of Ajira trainings to our students at all levels.
Ajira Club was launched in Kibabii University
School of Computing and Informatics (SCAI) organized a 5 day Ajira training geared towards empowering 4th years Information Technology and Computer Science students with the right skills to enable them use technology to access online work and business opportunities that can generate sustainable income. DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. made a seminar opening address on 12th November, 2018.
Ajira Digital Programme is spearheaded 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. Objectives of Ajira Digital Programme are: To raise the profile of online work, To promote a mentorship and collaborative learning approach to finding online work, To provide Kenyans with access to online work and To promote Kenya as a destination for online work
Ajira Training at Kibabii University Gallery
Prof. Franklin Wabwoba along with other East African Science and Technology Commissioners met in Kampala Uganda on Friday 2nd November, 2018 to deliberate on formulation of framework for peer review activity sponsored by the Inter University Council for East Africa.
In the picture below from left to right: Prof. Wabwoba of Kibabii University (Kenya), Dr. Phelix Mbabazi Abwooli Businge of Muni University (Uganda), Dr. Fabiono Okware of Uganda Institute of Information and Communication Technology (Uganda), Prof. Patrick Kanyi Wamuyu of USIU ( Kenya) and Prof. Fredrick Ogola of Machakos University (Kenya) after the group work
Edward Wakoli Wafula a student of Masters of Science In Information Technology successfully defended his thesis entitled “Security Threats and Vulnerabilities Mitigation in Information Systems Security for Kenyan Universities” on 24th September, 2018 in SGS boardroom.
Internet of Things (IoT) for disaster predication and mitigation multidisciplinary research team reviewing progress on a multidisciplinary funded research at Strathmore University on 22nd September, 2018. The research team comprise of personnel from Kibabii University, Strathmore University, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Communication Authority Kenya, and Dedan Kimathi of Science and Technology.
From left to right Dr. Omieno, Dr. Mugeni, Prof. Karume, Prof. Wabwoba, Dr. Kweyu, Mr. Wechuli, Ms. Johanna and Mr. Mabele
Kibabii University led by DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. participate in the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018 at the Masinde Muliro showground in Kanduyi. The A.S.K Satellite show took place on 19th September, 2018 – 22nd September, 2018. At the event School of Computing & Informatics raised the bar by showcasing innovative system which is an SMS based farmer guide system. The system provide information on what to be planted in a given area and in a given plating season.
Kibabii University led by DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. participate in the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018 at the Masinde Muliro showground in Kanduyi. The A.S.K Satellite show took place on 19th September, 2018 – 22nd September, 2018. At the event School of Computing & Informatics raised the bar by showcasing an artificial intelligent poultry house which regulate: water levels, temperature and feeding. Lightning in the poultry house can be done using android enabled phone
Kibabii University led by DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. participate in the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018 at the Masinde Muliro showground in Kanduyi. The A.S.K Satellite show took place on 19th September, 2018 – 22nd September, 2018. At the event School of Computing & Informatics raised the bar by showcasing robot. The robot presented was a line following robot;robot that basically follows a specific line. Programmed with color sensors the robot can follow the white surface. The robotic team illustrated how the robot can pick farm produce and transport to required location
The Kibabii University Christian Union team led by Dr. Robert Wafula organized an Inter-denominational service for 2018/2019 first year students on 14thSeptember, 2018. Invited guest pastor was Timothy Kituyi; the groove award winner and African award winner in local dialects. DVC (Academics and Students Affairs) Prof S. Shibairo among other staff were in attendance.
Sailing Or Drifting Through School
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics and Students Affairs; Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Finance and Development; Deputy Vice Chancellor, Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovations; Deans of Faculties and Schools; Directors of Various Units; Chairmen of departments; Heads of departments and Coordinators of Units; Staff Students and you, our very special guests the Freshmen 2018.
We have assembled here to celebrate an extraordinary event. That of inducting you into the world of academia. This is because you embody the future. You are the people that Kenya and indeed the rest of the world has hope. It is therefore a special day. Moreover, like Hemingway wrote in his favorite book: “Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today”. That is why speaking to a special group like you on a day like this is always a precious and singular honor for me.
First, I wish to congratulate you on passing your KCSE 2017 examinations and for being among only 63.000 who qualified to join the Public Universities from 615,773 candidates. You excelled in your examinations and earned a coveted place at Kibabii University.
Secondly, I wish to welcome you to Kibabii University. A young but promising institution of higher learning. The only University where the Chancellor is the President of the Republic of Kenya. The University is founded on 6 values. It aspires to produce scholars who embody Excellence, Accountability and Transparency, Social responsibility, Innovation, and are of Integrity while utilizing their Academic freedom in performing their duties.
The Vice Chancellor Prof. Ipara Odeo gave an address to the 2018/2019 new students at the Graduation Square on 13th September, 2018. Prof. Odeo welcomed students to Kibabii University which is the only University where the Chancellor is the President of the Republic of Kenya
In his keynote orientation address themed “Sailing or Drifting through School” Prof. Odeo called on the new first year students to sail through Kibabii University not to drift.
In attendance during the keynote orientation address were DVC (Academics and Students Affairs) Prof S. Shibairo, DVC (Administration, Finance and Development) Prof. Shem Omukunda Away, DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. and members of staff
Cascading of Performance Contract for 2018/2019 Financial Year between Deans and CoDS/Directors/HoDS
The event took place on 7th-11th October, 2018
Cascading of Performance Contract for 2018/2019 Financial Year between Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellors, Deans, Directors, Head of Departments and Chairpersons of committees on 5th September, 2018 in Senate Boardroom
The September 2018 intake is the first group to be registered under the Biometric system. The process entails capturing of students’ fingerprint and digital passport photograph. The move is geared towards the directive from the government that all Institutions of higher learning to develop an effective biometric register for all students.
Kibabii University welcomes all 2018/2019 first year students. The new students are undergoing the registration exercise where they are required to verify their academic documents and validate their health records before they are admitted in their respective Schools and Faculties. Afterwards they are expected to clear with Finance, Libray, Clubs and Hostel departments.
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
Kibabii University Training on Mobilization and Awareness Creation on the Upcoming EU’s Funding Schemes on Horizon 2020
The Ministry of Education State Department for University Education scheduled for one day training at Kibabii University on mobilization and awareness creation on the upcoming EU’s funding schemes on Horizon 2020 and ERA-NET co-funded calls for proposals. Horizon 20202 has three pillars: Excellence Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges. Horizon calls will cover six societal challenges namely:
- Food security and Agriculture
- Inclusive and reflective societies and secure societies
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).
Seminar on Proposal Writing for Postgraduate and Multidisciplinary Research for 2nd National Research Fund Call
DVC (PPRI) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. launched and addressed a seminar on proposal writing for postgraduate and multidisciplinary research for 2nd National Research Fund call. This is to equip postgraduate students and academic staff with knowledge and skills which will enable them write proposals that will attract National Research Funding. In attendance were DVC (AFD) Prof. Shem Omukunda Aywa and DVC (ASA) Prof S. Shibairo.
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