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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.

  • MMARAU International Conference 2018

  • Donation of Laboratory Equipment by Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  • Graduates 2017 during graduation ceremony,

  • Donation of Laboratory Equipment by Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • Donation of Laboratory Equipment by Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Publications

  • The Influence of Parents’ Socio-economic Status on students’ Academic performance in Public Secondary Schools in Keumbu Division, Kisii County, Kenya. Lead Author: Kerubo Onyancha Faith. Published by IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), Vol. 20 Issue 11, Ver. III (Nov. 2015), pp. 20-26, e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845 (www.iosrjournals.org)
  • Published book entitled, Introduction to Educational Research Methods and Statistics, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-3-659-61435-4 Oct. 2014 Perceptions of Student Mentees on their Mentor Relationship and Effectiveness of the Mentoring Programs: A Case Study of Students in the Kenyatta University Mentoring Program, Nairobi, Kenya; Published in the Proceedings of the Fourth Annual International conference on Innovations for Advancement of Humanity (IFAH, 2014), held at Eldoret Polytechnic on 2nd to 4th July 2014. ISBN Reference No. 978-9966-1566-2-4
  • Challenges Facing Teacher Trainees on Teaching Practice: The Case of Maasai Mara University Students, Narok County, Kenya; Publisher: African Journal of Education, Science and Technology (AJEST), Vol.1, No. 2, ISSN: 2309-9240, University of Eldoret.
  • Effects of Examination Anxiety on Academic Performance of Students in Secondary Schools in Khwisero District, Kakamega County, Kenya; Published in the Proceedings of the third Annual International conference on Innovations for Advancement of Humanity (IFAH, 2013), held at Eldoret Polytechnic on 29th to 31st May 2013. ISBN Reference No. 978-9966-1566-2-4
  • Adolescent Peer Pressure and Academic Achievement in Nairobi; Published by VDM Publishing House. ISBN/ISSN Reference No. 978-3-63928428-7 April, 2009 Relationship between Peer Attitudes towards School, Selected Peer Group Activities and Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students in Nairobi; Published in the Journal of Educational Research and Development, Volume 4, No. 1. A Journal of the Faculty of Education Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. ISBN/ISSN Reference No. 0794-4667 
  • Understanding Child Psychology for the Justice System: Facilitator’s Guide. A Manual for Pro Bono Lawyers in the Juvenile Justice; Published by The CRADLE – The Children’s Foundation (Wrote with Dr. P.W. Ndambuki) 
  • Strategies for Promoting Sports in Kenya; Published in the Journal of Educational Research and Development, Volume 2, No. 1. A Journal of the Faculty of Education Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. ISBN/ISSN Reference No. 0794-4667

CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE/PRESENTATIONS

  • Nov. 2015 Participated in the ISSBD African Regional Workshop Held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 5 Sept. 2015 Relationship between Examination Anxiety, Locus of Control and Academic Performance of Students in Public Secondary Schools in Rural Khwisero SubCounty, Kakamega County, Kenya. Second International Interdisciplinary Conference on Global Initiatives for Integrated Development (IIC-GIID 2015) held from 2nd to 5th Sept. 2015 at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Campus, Nigeria (Paper Presentation)
  • June 2015 A Quest for a Sound, Realistic and Practical Philosophy of Education in Kenya; Fifth Annual International Conference on Innovations for Advancement of Humanity (IFAH, 2015), held at Eldoret Polytechnic on 17th to 19th June 2015, Eldoret, Kenya. (Paper presentation)
  • Feb. 2015 Attended a conference, Investing in Early Childhood Development for a Better World presented by Aga Khan University – Institute for Human Development, Nairobi, Kenya at Safari Park Hotel from 12th to 14th February, 2015
  • Nov. 2014 Participated in the First Maasai Mara University International Conference held from 11th to 14th November 2014 at Maasai Mara University, Narok, Kenya.
  • Aug. 2014 Parental Knowledge and Attitude towards Language of Instruction: A Comparative Study of Nursery and Lower Primary Pupils in Public Schools in Nairobi, Kilifi and Narok Counties in Kenya. The EARLI SIG5 Conference - Jyvaskyla, Finland, August 25 – 27, 2014. Group Paper presented on behalf by Dr. Kwena, Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya. 
  • Aug. 2014 Challenges of Adjunct Faculty Experience in Kenyan Universities, Quality Education and Research Workshop held on 27th and 28th 2014 at Maasai Mara University, Narok, Kenya (Paper Presentation)
  • Nov. 2013 Relationship between Academic Resilience and Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Khwisero District, Kakamega County, Kenya; Eastern African Regional Conference of Psychology 2013, held from 6th to 8th Nov. 2013 at Silver Springs Hotel, Kampala Uganda, and organised by School of Business, Makerere University. (Paper presentation)
  • Sept. 2013 Challenges Facing Teacher Trainees on Teaching Practice: The Case of Maasai Mara University Students, Narok County, Kenya; First Interdisciplinary Conference, held from 3rd to 5th Sept. 2013 at University of Eldoret, Eldoret, Kenya. (Paper presentation)
  • July 2013 Perceptions of Student Mentees on their Mentor Relationship and Effectiveness of the Mentoring Programs: A Case Study of Students in the Kenyatta University Mentoring Program, Nairobi, Kenya; International Conference on Education in Africa, held on 18th to 20th July 2013 at Riara University, Nairobi, Kenya. (Paper presentation)
  • 6 May 2013 Effects of Examination Anxiety on Academic Performance of Students in Secondary Schools in Khwisero District, Kakamega County, Kenya; Third Annual International Conference on Innovations for Advancement of Humanity (IFAH, 2013), held at Eldoret Polytechnic on 29th to 31st May 2013, Eldoret, Kenya. (Paper presentation)
  • March, 2011 Issues in Learning Disabilities: The Way Forward; Kenyatta University, Nairobi (Attended) July, 2010 Test Anxiety in University Students in Kenya; International Conference organised by International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) in Zambia, Lusaka. (Poster presentation)
  • Nov. 2009 The 8th African ISSBD Regional Workshop Held at Maseno University Kisumu Hotel (Attended) Oct. 2005 The 6th Biennial Scientific Conference of the Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (AFAHPER-SD), held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya (Attended)

Research Consultancy and Partcipation

Consultancy Work 

  • 2014/2015 Peer Reviewer, The Cradle of Knowledge African Journal of Educational and Social Science Research Vol. 2, No.1 (2014) and No. 2 (2015), ISSN 2304-2885, owned by the Society of Educational Research and Evaluation in Kenya. Website: http://resk.kbo.co.ke 
  • Sept. 2014 Facilitator in the Staff Capacity Building: Pedagogical Skills Training of Lecturers, School of Education, Maasai Mara University, Narok, Kenya; Topic: Measuring and Evaluating Teaching and Learning Processes.
  • July 2013 Facilitator in the Peer Counsellors Training Course on Self Awareness and Personal Development to Students’ Peer Counsellors of Kimathi University of Science and Technology, Nyeri, Kenya
  • Nov. 2012 Facilitator in the Leadership Training Course to Student Leaders of Kimathi University of Science and Technology held at Kenya Wildlife Training Centre in Naivasha, Kenya
  • July, 2009 Facilitator in the Child Counselling Course organized by the Gertrude’s Garden Children’s Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 7 2009 Baseline Assessment of Childcare Services Targeting Children Aged 0-8 Years in Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya. Funded by Care-Kenya
  • 2008 An Assessment of Gaps in Policy and Service Provision for Childcare NeedsThe Case of Kiambiu Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Funded by Care-Kenya 
  • 2008 A Survey of the Implementation of Food Crisis Response (FOCRES) in Kibera Informal Settlements, Nairobi Province, Kenya. Funded by CareKenya

Research Participation

  • Sept. 2012 Evaluating the potential for improving child safety and security through housing and human settlement programming in Kenya. Principal researchers: Prof. Mitchell, McGrill University, Montreal, Canada , and Prof. Fatuma, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Aug. 2008 Assessment of in-Country Educational Research capacity in East Africa. Principal researchers: Prof. Kabiru Kinyanjui and Dr. Wawire Violet  – Department of Educational Foundation, Kenyatta University. Funded by World Bank
  • June, 2007 Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents with Special Needs in Kenya: Implication for Policy Implementation. Lead researchers: Dr. Josephine Arasa, United States International University – Africa, Nairobi. Funded by CODESRIA
  • July, 2005 A Bibliographic Analysis of the Research Work Carried out in the Statutory Children Institutions in Kenya (1990-2005). Kenyatta University (KU) – Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MOEST)/Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) – German Development Cooperation (GTZ), Nairobi, Kenya
  • July, 2004 Adolescents’ HIV/AIDS Awareness and Sexual Behavior Modification Project by the Kenya Association of Professional Counsellors (KAPC) and International Population Services (IPS), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Oct. 2001 Assessment of the psychological impact of the Nairobi Bomb blast survivors and the healing process, conducted by the Amani Counselling and Training Centre and USAID in Nairobi, Kenya
4th International Conference

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Mara TVET Training Project

A team from Maasai Mara University comprising of the  Director (Linkages and Collaborations), Director (PSSP & TVET), Director (Sekenani Resilience and Space Research Centre) and Ag. Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs) held a meeting at Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA) offices to discuss implementation of Mara TVET Training Project. A collaborative project between MMU, MMWCA, Base Camp Explorer, Norwegian Institute for  Nature Resources (NINA), Norwegian University for Life Sciences (NUBU).

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, visited MMARAU

A delegation of 7 members from Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, visited African Medicinal Botanical Garden (AMBG) and Wastewater Effluent Management System (WEMS) of the Maasai Mara University as part of the cooperation between the University and Chinese Counterparts to enhance the established cooperation. The Chinese delegation was led by Mr. Hao Wu, Deputy Director, Department of Foreign Affairs, Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. While the team from Maasai Mara University was led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mary K. Walingo.  Both Teams discussed issues related to partnership and collaboration in capacity building, conferencing, joint research, exchange programmes for both staff and students, equipment support for the University and green energy development.
Donation of Laboratory Equipment by Chinese Academy of Sciences

Maasai Mara University and Wuhan Botanical Garden of Chinese Academy of Sciences have partnered to jointly support scientific research through equipping University Laboratories and promoting staff and students exchange programs. The donated equipment will help promote research and innovation in the university Laboratories. Receiving the equipment was the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mary K. Walingo together with the commission for University Education and members of the university staff.

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 MMARAU 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 MMARAU 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 MMARAU 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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