Looking for a Vice Chancellor for the Egerton University has not been of easy go. His appointment as varsity vice chancellor- Isaac Onguko Kibwage, has been engulfed by a cloud of legal barriers after the lobby group strolled its way to court in urge to block the appointment.
Professor Isaac Ongubo Kibwage confirmed as Egerton University Vice-Chancellor. Professor Isaac Kibwage was appointed acting Vice-Chancellor of Egerton University was appointed as acting the Vice-Chancellor few months ago. This after Prof Mwonya’s term came to an end on January after she turned the mandatory retirement age of 70.
Here are some of the education news in the headlines that you should check out. 1. Jane Kimiti principal of Othaya Girls School in Nyeri won the African Union (AU) Continental Teacher of the year Award 2020 in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and received her recognition certificate via email. "I am very happy with the recognition I have received from the African Union because it highlights my commitment to improving learning, community relations, and teacher empowerment," the award winner said. To Jane, she became a
Egerton University have had several scandals in the recent past. The Vice Chancellor Rose Mwonya have found herself in trouble of graft scandals. She is said to have misappropriated millions of shillings. The most expensive gate that costed Ksh.70million have also been of concern as many suggest that funds were embezzled by the VC Rose Mwonya. The institution recently released a memo to it's students and it has attract some great attention as students from the school took it to their advantage to expose the
It's now one year down the line since Egerton University launched a state of art gate. The precise date of the launching of the gate was on June 14th 2019. The gate took approximately 2 years to build at a cost of a whopping 70 million Kenya shillings. The gate was a project of the former Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Rose Mwonya. The gate boosts of ultra-modern security features that make it more unique than other varsity gates. This magnificent structure only comes second to the Kenyatta university
Egerton University has today experienced the Protests following the act of the Lecturers barricaded the office of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Rose Mwonya. The Lecturers are seeking to oust the V.C at the Egerton University weeks after the court of law suspended her oust before her tenure comes to an end in January 12th next year 2021. Egerton University is located in Rift Valley region in Nakuru county that is under the leadership of Governor Lee Kinyanjui.The Universit's main campus is in Njoro.The protest comes
Kenyan public universities have resorted to conducting online lessons to enable thousands of students to proceed with their academic programs which were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. Most universities have completed preparation for online teaching in the new academic year by modifying teaching and learning material to suit offers on the online platform. Maseno University becomes the latest institution to give a clear road-map on how this is going to be achieved in a move that will see learners engage
PHOTO: COURTESY. Egerton University is one of the institutions that has been greatly affected in the last one year but thanks to the management as it calls of the lectures strike. Face to Face learning had earlier been disrupted following the lecturers strike that begun on Wednesday 4th November, when the exams were scheduled to begin. This happened just a year after the student's strike on Dec 4th 2019. The purpose of the strike was the lecturers was the Cut salary during the pandemic where they were being
since corona virus hit kenya, there has been alot of challanges that have affected learning in Egerton University. there has been a dilemma, between the students, the institution and lectures. resumption date for physical learning, has been a difficult task to handle. Lectures have been on strike, for a period of time an this has made resumption date for physical learning to be postponed,,, For the time being, e-learning has not been successful due to the ongoing strike and disagreement between lectures and
Following the outbreak of COVID-19, all the intellectual centers including universities have been partially closed. This was after the announcement by the President of Kenya early March, 2020. Last week, Rose Mwonya who's the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Egerton University declared that the university has no enough funds to pay the lecturers since there's no revenue generating programme. This therefore led to announcement of pay cut for their lecturers and other staff workers following COVID-19 pandemic wh
As revealed by it's Vice Chancellor Professor Rose Mwonya, two Egerton University students have excelled both locally and internationally through the President's Award-Kenya, thus having the University name fly higher. The first student is a third year Agribusiness Management student going by the name Gregory Kipchirchir. Gregory Kipchirchir is set to represent the President's Award at the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award. Other nominees will come from Indonesia, Canada and Czech Republic. Rose Mwonya:
Since the outbreak of Corona Virus, learning institutions have experienced many challenges due to lack of funds. Ergerton University is one of the higher learning institutions that has been hit hard by the challenges brought by the Covid- 19 Pandemic. The University is on fire after their last move to retrench 400 employees in order to get enough resources to run the University activities. According to the Business Daily, the University workers union has opposed the plan of the University to retrench 400 employees.
Just a year has gone since a huge students' strike at Egerton University. A different case today is seen today as the University Academic Staff union UASU officials offered a seven day strike notice to the management over salary impasse. Speaking today, UASU secretary general, constantine Wasonga confirmed that the strike is set to start on 4th November if the university fails to pay the salary arrears to the staff. He added that there will be no more negotiations until the money is wired in the account of the
Egerton University students have commenced their exams after a long period of staying without lectures. The university has been undergoing a financial crisis having accumulated a big debt therefore making it difficult to even pay lecturers. The lecturers had gone on a strike that really affected the students since no learning was taking place. The dons were demanding to be paid their salary which was cut off by 60%when Covid cases hit the country. They started complaining of the ousted Vc Prof Rose Mwonya who
Mr Gregory Kipchirchir and Miss Jane Mwende Mwanzia are set to represent Kenya abroad after excelling locally and intentionally in the President's Award- Kenya. Congratulating them, Egerton Vice Chancellor Prof Rose Mwonya said Mr Kipchirchir who is a third year student currently taking Bachelor of Agribusiness Management is set to represent Kenya at the Duke of Edinburgh's international Award. " He is among the four other contestants from Canada,Czech Republic, Indonesia nominated for this year's award," Prof
Prof Mwonya who is the VC Egerton university was appointed to the position of VC back in 2016, currently the Agricultural institution is said to be undergoing some financial difficulties regardless of fundings from various sectors and the fee payment from the students. Before the end of last academic year that is before December 2019 and before the arrival of the Covid-19 chaos were observed at egerton University over a very high damage fee of 17,000 that was placed for the students over the strike they had.
On 20th November, an announcement has been sent to the learning institute of Egerton University's staffs and students of the made changes to its vice chancellor. The announcement which was given by Dr.Thomas Serem entailed that the university council has appointed Proffessor Isaac Kibwage to act as Vice-Chancellor with immediate effect after the announcements. "This is to bring to the attention of all staff and students that the University Council has appointed Prof Isaac Kibwage to act as Vice-Chancellor with