Plans are underway for the development of a comprehensive proposal on research, leadership and management in Africa by Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology and three other Universities across Africa. The collaboration will be between Walter Sisulu University of Botswana, Ibadan University, Nigeria, the University of Venda, South Africa and Kenya’s Masinde Muliro of Science and Technology.

This was revealed by Prof. Georges Ekosse, Research Coordinator and Senior Professor of University of Venda, South Africa who is also an Adjunct Professor of MMUST when he paid a courtesy call to the Vice Chancellor, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology on Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017.

Prof. Ekosse who is on a 7-day working visit to MMUST will facilitate a training workshop whose participants include Postgraduate students and the teaching staff and also deliver a Public Lecture titled: Leading and Managing Research in African Institutions. Ekosse underscored the need to tap resources to enhance research and lauded MMUST for its significant improvement in web rankings.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Planning Research and Innovation, Prof. William Shivoga who received the visiting Adjunct Research Professor on behalf of the Vice Chancellor Prof Fred Otieno, commended the University of Venda for its unwavering commitment to its MoU with MMUST, terming the collaboration as active and unique.

Prof. Shivoga noted that MMUST is committed to strengthening research especially among students and building the capacity of its faculty. He said that the International Congress that will be held in October 2017 is among the key events slated for the year. 

Also present was Prof. Judith Achoka, the Director, Research, Extension and Linkages who was coordinating the training and Dr. Bob Mbori, Ag. Dean of the new School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) among others.

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