Maasai Mara University is yet to harvest more clean water for use that will be drawn from its water waste. This will be realized in a timeline of between six to seven months from today, March 8, 2019.

Propellers of the project are experts from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as well as Sino-African Joint Research Center (SAJOREC). A team spearheading the project visited the university today led by the Deputy Director General of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Prof. Min Yang. 

According to Prof. Yang, the current approach embraced by Maasai Mara University in harnessing waste water for irrigation purposes is commendable. He believes that his team will add value to it realizing a masterpiece way of managing water waste in universities. 

The Maasai Mara University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mary K. Walingo was represented by the Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Finance and Planning Dr. Aloys Osano during the engagement. Likewise, the Director, Institute of Ethnobiology & Ethnomedicines Prof. Wycliffe Wanzala led both teams for an impressive site view at the current waste management plant. They too toured the Botanical Garden.  

The team from CAS and SAJOREC are now going to design an architectural plan which will estimate the budget that will see the project completed before seven months elapse after today’s site visit.

Having an edge over other Institutions of Higher Learning, especially in disciplines that foster scientific innovations, is the sole prayer of every University; Maasai Mara University is not exceptional. 

The zeal has seen the School of Science and Information Sciences of the Varsity conduct a two-day intervention with three educational developers from the University of Nottingham. Professor Nathan Oyaro and Dr. Stella Chelagat led the Maasai Mara team during the sessions. 

 

The move seeks to develop a Chemistry and Pharmacy at Maasai Mara University that will be instrumental in imparting knowledge and skills to students in such fields of knowledge, ultimately fostering creativity and innovation.

Through this ingenuity, students will gain hands-on expertise and familiarizing themselves with opportunities offered in the industry and the ever dynamic job market. 

This project is being spearheaded by the Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR). The SPHEIR is the sheer body funding projects of such magnitude in selected universities globally. Maasai Mara University becomes the fourth entrant among Kenyan Universities. 

 

Maasai Mara University has been lauded for being a center of attraction to overseas students who visit Kenya for research, vacation and community building initiatives.

 

This has been attested through a courtesy call by international students who visited the institution marveling on the serene learning environment despite Maasai Mara University sitting in a semi-arid area. The students were drawn from eight countries across the globe; namely United States of America (USA), South Africa, Argentina, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia not forgetting those from Kenyan universities. The students have been at the Africa Hope Society for a missionary mission and zealously sought to set foot at Maasai Mara University to interact with Maasai Mara University students hence exchange ideas and experiences. 

The international students work under the watch of YouthHOPE and an international Christian organization that prioritizes nurturing responsible professionals at a youthful age for posterity. They were toured around the Varsity right from the treasured Botanical Garden, lecture halls and hostels. In charge was the Directorate of Marketing and Public Relations led by the Acting Director Priscah Nchoe. 

 

The Botanic Diamonds Limited has increased hopes of Maasai Mara University establishing a state of the art Herbal Medicine Factory. The good news was authenticated by the company visiting the Varsity accompanied by a contractor assigned to actualize the project. 

The team of three were toured to the allocated factory land where they surveyed and ascertained that the land is suitable for the construction of the factory. The site visit will now enable them to develop an architectural impression of the foreseen factory.   

The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mary Walingo was represented by the Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Finance and Planning Dr. Osano Aloys. He led Prof. Dr. Wycliffe Wanzala, Mr. Burgei Peter and Denson Cheserem in a discussion towards fast-tracking construction of the factory. 

High hopes of Maasai Mara University students bagging prizes in ongoing National Capital Markets University Challenge have been amplified by two students qualifying for the semi-final stage of the competition. 

Lorna Waweru Wanjiru and Robin Juma now have an exceptional task of lighting the world of capital markets with skills and knowledge earned at Maasai Mara University. The two topped among ten contestants who presented research papers centered on the harnessing opportunities offered by capital markets. 

The two will face-off other competitors from other universities countrywide in the Fourth stage before the final one dubbed grand finale which will see the winning student bag cash prizes and learning materials to their universities. 

This is an inter-university competition that will primarily focus on testing the participants’ knowledge and understanding of capital markets and financial issues.