Mount Kenya University offers diverse postgraduate academic programmes. The training modes are designed to equip postgraduate students with competitive skills necessary for successful career development. All postgraduate diploma programmes, Masters and PhD programmes require that one has to submit and defend a research project or thesis at the end of the year of study. The abstracts presented are drawn from theses from various schools in the University. This book of abstracts
provides you with an opportunity to share the postgraduate student research findings with other scholars and the public. This book of abstracts will promote the subsequent availability of research findings for teaching purposes as well as making research findings from Mount Kenya University to positively promote one of the seldom ignored yet most important university missions of scientific research and publication. By publishing the book of abstracts, postgraduate students will feel challenged during their research projects to conduct competitive innovative research on various academic topics.
Mount Kenya University School of Business & public Management wishes to invite members of the public to attend two free Public Lectures to be presented by Professor Dr. Caskun Can Aktan as outlined below:
Caskun Can Aktan is a professor of Public Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey. He has worked at several international research centers and universities including the Center for Study of Public Choice, George Mason University, USA, Economics Department of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), International Social Sciences Institute of the University of Edinburgh, UK among others.
The last 10 years have seen a rapid increase in Institutions offering tertiary education. Kenya now has 22 public universities and several private ones. While this marks an outstanding growth in the education sector, the resulting unemployment of graduates is alarming. Records at the Ministry of Youth and Sports show that there are only 125,000 youth (18 – 35 years) in formal employment. Anecdotal data shows that many of the job-seeking youths are graduates. This occurrence has induced more education resulting in the growth of masters programs. On the other hand, many corporations are experiencing challenges in the recruitment of qualified graduates because they seek personnel with good application of technical skills and proficiency in soft skills. This has resulted in an interesting scenario where many employers struggle to recruit and many graduates struggle to find jobs.
In summary, employers are complaining that fresh graduates are not well prepared for the world of work yet universities believe they have prepared a ready work force.Read more...
Dr Samuel Odiwour has won a Science, technology and innovation Research Grant worth Sh0.7 million from the National Council of Science and technology (NCST). Odiwour, a lecturer in the department of Medical laboratory Sciences, will carry out the research as part of his post-doctoral studies. The title of his survey is: “Socio Epidemiological Survey and Parasite Molecular diversity determination within Re- emergent Rural Cutaneous leishmaniasis Foci”. The NCST chief executive officer, Prof Shaukat Abdulrazak congratulated Odiwour for the grant.