Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology on 25th May 2016 played host to the Team from the Engineering Board of Kenya (EBK) that came for an accreditation visit prior to the full accreditation of the University’s engineering programmes.

In a day-long rigorous exercise, members of the Board led by Prof. Eng. Francis John Gichaga had discussions with the University Management headed by Vice Chancellor Prof. Eng. Fredrick Otieno and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs) Prof. Josephine Ngaira.

The Board also visited each of the three engineering departments and went to each of the many laboratories. The Team assessed the Engineering syllabus, examination processes, equipment and other academic materials. The Team applauded the University for the great strides made towards improving the quality of the Engineering programmes at MMUST. EBK also congratulated the MMUST Management and Faculty for the efforts made to develop and enhance the Engineering programme by acquiring modern machines and equipment. MMUST was also urged to put up additional space to be used by staff and to house the additional engineering equipment. 

In reply, the VC Prof. Fredrick Otieno noted that plans are at an advanced stage towards putting up a MMUST Engineering Complex. “Indeed, much of the cost in our third Strategic Plan worth 12.4 billion is dedicated towards physical infrastructure,” Prof Otieno noted. The University is also set to enhance the number of books in Enginneering in the University library. 

“We are already using many of our adjunct professors of Engineering to acquire some of the latest titles. The University has also recruited more staff and signed MOU’s with other Institutions in the few areas where the students have to access any equipment not found within the University,” the EBK Team was informed. The University is also increasing the bandwidth from time to time in order for the MMUST students to access the relevant ebooks. “We are set to clear just one or two cobwebs to ensure that we have one the best Engineering programmes in the region,’ said the DVC (A&SA) Prof Ngaira.

Members of the MMUST Faculty of Engineering were led by the Ag. Dean, Dr. Eng. Bernadette Sabuni.

Accreditation of the course is to be concluded after the release of the accreditation Visit Report due in a month’s time.

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