NEW CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME

Maasai Mara University in partnership with Africa Psychosocial Support Initiative (APSSI) will launch a new certificate programme on Community Based Work with Children and Youths (CBWCY) starting July 2019. For more information and application. Read more

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Prof. Mary K. Walingo, PhD

Welcome to Maasai Mara University. The vision we hold as a University is to be a World Class University committed to academic excellence for development. Our Mission is to provide Quality University education through innovative teaching, research and consultancy services for development. We offer high-quality, branded graduands whose image is recognizable among consumers in the corporate world by creating a sense of confidence among consumers who send the daughters and sons here. Read More

 

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Prof. K Magak

Director, Endowment Fund

The Directorate of Endowment Fund was established by a resolution of the MMARAU Council. The Directorate envisions collaborations and partnerships with individuals, businesses institutions and corporations to support activities that will continuously increase income-generating projects to supplement the government-limited funding.

The objective of this Directorate is to creatively look for new sustainable ways of mobilizing resources through the establishment of an endowment fund.  Consequently, the fund expected to guarantee a constant revenue flow to support Maasai Mara University’s teaching and research functions. The Endowment Fund is also tasked to advise the University on possible Investment Avenues to generate more capital to support the university budget. The vision of the directorate is to make the University a knowledge center for teaching, research and skill development.

Projects that the University intend to embark on are:

  • Establishing a scholarship fund to support needy students
  • Expand hostel facilities and create apartments to cater for visiting professors.
  • Establish the College of Health Sciences
  • Construction a state of art university library
  • Save the Maasai Mara and Mau Forest Ecosystems
  • Establish Eco-tourism and other viable ventures as the income generating units for the University.

Directorate of Endowment Fund wishes to appreciate the following partners for their interest to support the Fund:

  • East African Portland Cement.
  • The Government of Kenya for 250 million grant towards the construction of a Modern Library.
  • Safaricom Ltd.
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • National Bank
  • Equity Bank
  • Kenya Commercial Bank
  • European Union

We welcome other companies to partner with us to support the students to achieve their lifelong objectives.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Amondi

Admin Assistant, Endowment Fund

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Mrs. Getrude Mukabwa

Secretary, Endowment Fund

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Dr. Benard Kodak

Director - Postgraduate Studies

The Directorate was formally established in September 2014. The Directorate performs its strategic functions through the Board of Postgraduate Studies (BPS) in collaboration with the schools offering graduate programmes.

The Board performs the following responsibilities: development, support and review of postgraduate programmes in order to meet the needs of the nation and the world; oversight of graduate students’ admissions in collaboration with the relevant schools; and finally, monitor standards and requirements and maintain accurate students’ records.

The Board, therefore, is expected to provide the requisite environment for graduate studies and also function as an administrative and support unit for all graduate students.

The Directorate is fast-growing, dynamic and committed to training, monitoring and molding graduate students to become astute academicians and researchers capable of working under challenging conditions to provide sustainable solutions to problems.  The board is expected to facilitate dissemination of research findings through conferences and publications. The board ensures that before graduation, students publish at least two papers from their thesis.

Since its inception, the Board of Postgraduate Studies has enrolled over 500 students into various programmes. The Board is committed to ensuring that our students graduate within the stipulated time.

The Board takes this opportunity to congratulate the graduands of 2015 and wish them well. As you step out, endeavor to join the list of individuals who are shaping the destiny of this Nation and making contributions to the developing story of Africa on the rise. We also welcome prospective postgraduate students to Maasai Mara University.

 

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Ms. E. Wakoli

Director QA and PC

Quality Management initiatives globally and regionally have become the norm to organizations. The concept of quality in products and services has been embraced in the Kenyan policy framework. In the context of higher education in particular, the concern is not just graduating students, it is the quality of graduates that matters. Maasai Mara University (MMARAU) in its vision seeks to be a World Class University Committed to Academic Excellence for Development.

This vision is further translated in MMARAU mission statement; To Provide quality University education through innovative teaching, research and consultancy services for development. As embedded in the mission statement quality is core to educational services offered in MMARAU.

The MMU quality management framework is two tire; Quality Assurance and Quality Management Systems. To mainstream the quality agenda in service delivery, the University initially established the Performance Contracting and Quality Management Systems unit. In 2014 the Unit was upgraded to Directorate of Quality Assurance and Performance Contracting and the Quality Assurance function was added.

The Directorate of Quality Assurance and Performance Contracting of Maasai Mara University has three main portfolios: Quality Assurance, Quality Management Systems and Performance Contracting. The description of services in the sections of the directorate is as follows:

Quality Assurance:

The major role of the section is to coordinate and monitor implementation of the University Quality Policy and Compliance of the University to Commission of University Education (CUE) standards. The quality initiatives include:

  • Monitoring of Program development and review to ensure compliance to CUE standards.
  • Monitoring of quality teaching by ensuring regular feedback from students using standard tools
  • Monitor examination processes to ensure examinations quality standards are met.
  • Ensure departments monitor class attendance and Lecturer attendance
  • Create and update tools for collection of quality assurance data.
  • Conduct internal quality assurance audits
  • Develop and benchmark from best practice and communicate quality initiatives as guided by the University Quality Assurance Committee.
  • Develop, maintain and communicate the quality handbook
  • Develop and maintain a quality manual.

Quality Management Systems:

This section of the Directorate mainly deals with maintaining quality management systems that the University gets certified to.

The Universities quality management system is based on the ISO 9000 family of standards. In November 2014 the University was satisfied to ISO 9001:2008 standard. The University continued to maintain certification and as of February 2017, the process of transitioning the University to ISO 9001:2015 commenced. The University expects to be satisfied with the new standard ISO 9001:2015 before August 2017.

The main activities in the section include:

  • Coordinating internal quality audits
  • Preparing the University for external surveillance and certification audits.
  • Maintaining and a pool of trained quality management systems auditors
  • Communicate and be a link between the certification body and the University
  • Conduct analysis of corrective actions identified during audits and ensure follow up
  • Provide secretariat services to Quality Management System activities
  • Coordinate Management Review meetings.
  • Spearhead Identification and implementation of preventive and corrective actions.
  • Custodian of Quality Management Systems records.

Performance Contracting:

This section deals with Monitoring and Reporting of the University Performance Contract. The activities include:

  • Using Financial Year Guidelines, develop a University draft performance contract for negotiation with the Ministry of Education
  • Coordinate Performance Contract steering committee meetings
  • Prepare the University for negotiation and vetting of the performance contract
  • Prepare cascaded performance contracts for University officers
  • Develop quarterly performance contract reports and submit to relevant government agencies
  • Compile performance contract targets evidence
  • Prepare annual PC report
  • Prepare the University for PC evaluation.

Staff in the Directorate

1. Moses Okombo – Admin. Assistant (QA)

2. Jennifer Koikai – Admin. Assistant (PC)

3. Emily Karach – Admin. Assistant (QMS)

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Dr. Zeddy Lemein

Director 

The Directorate has continued to create Gender and Equity awareness among staff and students through workshops, seminars and international symposiums. The issues discussed during these engagements have always emphasized the critical mass of knowledge that can be gained through transformational leadership styles by all genders. The emphasis has also been on nurturing the virtue of inclusivity as a necessary input for the creation of a fair and just society. All these are in line with what has been captured in the strategic direction and implementation matrix of our universities strategic plan and the Directorate’s objectives.

At the moment, the Directorate’s committee is planning to host a symposium on Gender, Peace and Security in an effort to engage all and particularly the youth in activities that will eventually contribute immensely to their own development and that of their respective nations.

Maasai Mara University currently enjoys cooperation with Aarhus University-Denmark and Justus-Liebeg- Universitat Giesen in Germany, the University of Nairobi, Karen Blixen Camp and Mararianda Community. This was initiated by the Directorate. The focus is on the challenges of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve ecosystem.

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SOUTH KOREA; WHERE MMU WILL DRAW TECHNOLOGY, AGRICULTURE AND HOUSING SKILLS

As the Vice-Chancellor of Maasai Mara University Prof. Mary K. Walingo prides in the varsity as a World Class University, she does not relent in focusing on more collaborations and benchmarking visits to global institutions that light the world in different fields of knowledge. This spirit is cascaded down the hierarchy of management and the entire Maasai Mara University Community. Read More

ANSO-MMU-SAJOREC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

International Conference on “Biodiversity in Drylands and Wetlands: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century” to be held between 4th – 6th September 2019, Narok, Maasai Mara University Main Campus, Kenya. Read More

GLOBAL ASSESSMENT REPORT 2019 ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

In Geneva, the latest Global Assessment Report 2019 on Disaster Risk Reduction was launched. Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Director of the Sekenani Research Centre at the Maasai Mara University, as a Lead Author of the Report was invited to present key findings to governments, civil society and business. Read More

LORNA WAWERU WANJIRU TOPS UNIVERSITY CAPITAL MARKETS CHALLENGE

Maasai Mara University’s flag has been maintained flying high by Lorna Waweru Wanjiru, a student who stood tests to clinch the First-Runners Up position in this year’s National Capital Markets University Challenge.

Lorna won a trophy and bagged a cash prize of Ksh. 100,000. The finals took place on Friday, 17th May 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Late February this year, Lorna Waweru Wanjiru and Robin Juma qualified for the semi-finals after outsmarting their colleagues during a challenge that took place at Maasai Mara University. The students have been working under the guidance and mentoring by Mr Elkanah Kimeli who is a lecturer in the School of Business and Economics and doubles as an acting Internal Auditor at Maasai Mara University.

National Capital Markets University Challenge is an inter-university competition that primarily focuses on testing the participants’ knowledge and understanding of capital markets and financial issues.

 

MMU WITNESS CS PROF. MAGOHA LAUNCH KUCCPS CAREER GUIDE & RELEASE OF PLACEMENT RESULTS

Maasai Mara University has demonstrated support for the Kenya Universities and Colleges placement Service (KUCCPS) as the Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof. George Magoha and the Chief Administrative Secretary Prof. Collete Suda launched KUCCPS Career Guide and released 2019 placement results. Read More

SECURITY FORCES RUSH TO ENDORSE ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY

Maasai Mara University with Professor Mary K. Walingo at the helm as the Vice-Chancellor has urged Kenyans to support environmental conservation initiatives that Security Professionals have demonstrated at the Varsity. Read More

NEW BOMBALI EBOLAVIRUS FINDING IN A KENYAN BAT

There is no current evidence that Bombali virus infects people. Evidence against apparent human infection was obtained by screening febrile patients reporting to clinics in the Taita Hills who have had contact with bats: no signs of Bombali virus infection or past exposure were uncovered. Read More

PARTNERSHIP AND COLLABORATION PITCHED AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

The relentless efforts and goodwill by the Maasai Mara University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mary K. Walingo to scale the institution to greatest networks as a world-class university are alive and superb. Read More

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