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  • Education CS Amina Mohamed with Vice Chancellor- Prof. Mary K. Walingo and Members of Narok County Government during National Dialogue on Education Quality. “Helping to improve learning outcomes for all children”. Search your program of interest.

  • His Excellency Hon. William Samoei Ruto, EGH, EBS Deputy President of The Republic of Kenya during 5th Graduation Ceremony 2017

  • Education CS Amina Mohamed with Vice Chancellor- Prof. Mary K. Walingo and Members of Narok County Government during National Dialogue on Education Quality. “Helping to improve learning outcomes for all children”.

  • His Excellency Hon. William Samoei Ruto, EGH, EBS Deputy President of The Republic of Kenya with Vice Chancellor Prof. Mary Walingo and Governor Norak County.

  • Graduates 2017 during graduation ceremony,

  • Delegation from Chinese Academy of Science at Maasai Mara University

  • Graduates 2017 during graduation ceremony,

  • Partnership with University of Munster

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Samuel Kimnyak Partoip 

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 (MMU) in its vision seeks to be a World Class University Committed to Academic Excellence for Development.

This vision is further translated in MMU 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 MMU.

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 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 to 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)

 

Delegation from Chinese Academy of Science at Maasai Mara University

A delegation from Chinese Academy of Science at Maasai Mara University on a follow-up mission on Project aid and on MoU signed between SAJOREE CAS and Kenya. The meeting further discussed collaboration with Botanical Diamond Company on possibility of collaboration in processing of herbal medicine. 

Professors and Researchers from Europe visited MMU

Maasai Mara University through the Directorate of Linkages and Collaborations hosted a team of Professors and Researchers drawn from across Europe who are undertaking a three year EU funded project; Ground Truth 2.0 on biodiversity, conservation and sustainable livelihood in the Mara Ecosystem.
 
The team held consultations with the Deputy Vice Chancellor (AF&P), Deputy Vice Chancellor (A&SA), Deans of Schools and other Senior Officials of the University with a view to be part of the Ground 2.0 Project.

University development

 Launch of the Tuition Block Site

The groundbreaking ceremony for the proposed Modern Tuition Block for MMU which was launched by Prof. Phillip G. Ngunjiri with Member of the MMU Council led by Prof. J.J. Okumu – Chair MMU Council, Dr. T. Mungai, Dr. E. Chesire and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mary Walingo on February 3rd 2016.

Modern Tuition Block

The modern tuition block comprises of lecture theaters, lecture halls, offices seminar rooms and boardrooms. This tuition has a capacity of holding more 6000 students per sitting which will greatly increase the number of students enrolled at MMU.

Construction of the First Phase has already started. This is also a Ministry of Education Science and Technology Project under the state Department of Higher Education.

Sewage Water Treatment Project

Maasai Mara University is situated in a water scarce environment and hence the need for innovative ways of water conservation. The university population has experienced an exponential growth since its inception, which has increased the demand for water to unsustainable levels.

To mitigate this problem, the University through support by SAJOREC has established an innovation that is based on green technology where waste water is being treated and recycled. The recycled water will be used to irrigate the Botanical Garden conserving this meager resource.

The project has already revealed levels of success after undertaking an analysis of several parameters namely, the pH, TDS, conductivity, presence of heavy metals, DO and microbial loads. The results have shown that the water is safe for general purpose use. This project will go a long way in saving the University the limited financial resources and create a good neighborliness in terms of treatment of waste water. 

Women Hostel

Higher Education has remained inaccessible for many students in Kenya due to the inadequate infrastructure in most Universities. Limited bed capacity and lecture rooms have been cited as a big impediment to growth of higher education. Parents expectation from the University is that their children should be accommodate within the University. However, admission to a University is not pegged on bed capacity. That notwithstanding, Kenya government is assisting Universities to increase their enrolment through the exchequer by financing infrastructural development. 

Towards this end the government through the Ministry of Education Science and Technology has financed the construction of a women hostel. This project will translate into the University accommodating more than 850 female students within the University. The women hostel will be ready for occupation in the 2016/2017 academic years. This modern hostel has been designed with modern common rooms with WIFI connectivity.

SINO-AFRICA Joint Research Centre (SAJOREC) Project

Herbal medicine has been used for treatment of a wide range of human ailments in Kenya since time immemorial. Specifically, the Maasai community has a wealth of experience in herbal medicine that need to be researched, documented and a repository created. Herbal medicine has for a long time been administered without any form of quantification of their active ingredients. Medicinal plants are under threat of extinction and hence the need to conserve them for posterity.

Towards this end Maasai Mara University in collaboration with Sino-Africa Joint Research Centre (SAJOREC), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and Wuhan Botanical Garden (WBG) are establishing a Botanical Garden that will be a Regional Center of Excellence in herbal medicine. The work on the Botanical Garden is ongoing.  

The Botanical Garden that is shaped like the Human Body is an illustration of the various medicinal plants and the part of the body ailments targeted by the treatment. This project links Chinese Academy of Science and Wuhan Botanical Garden. The lead researchers are Prof. Liu Wang, Prof Xue Yau and Prof. Nathan Oyaro.

This project will train MMU Students and other scientists on how to conserve quantify, synthesize and administer herbal medicine.
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Alumni Association

The Vision of the Maasai Mara University Alumni Association is to be a model association that promotes transformational leadership, connects with the community and fosters the development and interaction between alumni, students and industry at both national and international levels.

The Mission of the Maasai Mara Alumni Association is to promote the welfare and Vision of the University through the use of talents and resources of its members, alumni and friends of the University committed to academic excellence for sustainable development and seeking international visibility in pursuit for quality teaching, research and community service.

Click to view MMU Alumni Association Draft Constitution and Recommendations for discussion with our alumni.

Center of innovations

A Search for Green Energy, Technology and Innovation Platforms: To set up a hub for excellence in research into; materials, Renewable energy, technology and innovations at the university in view of producing tangible products, alternative green Energies, guide, manage and improve on the use of the existing energy; train, Research in Frontier areas of Science and Technology, and producing consumable innovative energy products and ideas ready for implementation in view of reducing emissions and costs.

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