Maasai Mara University steered by its Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mary K. Walingo has been instrumental in fostering the mainstreaming of Youth, Women and People Living with Disability (PLWD) in supplies of goods, works and services for the Varsity beyond the 30% as defined in the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015.

Despite that milestone, the Varsity still yearns for a time when all youths, women and PLWDs realize how to access and maximize their share in procurement and supply opportunities both in the public and private sector.

To achieve this, Maasai Mara University held a successful sensitization meeting with suppliers under the Preference and Reservation Scheme. The meeting which was spearheaded by Procurement and Liason Departments attracted potential suppliers from all walks of life; most notable was the high number of Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD), Youth and Women. This was in readiness for the Registration/Pre-Qualification of suppliers for the FYs 2019-2021.

 

 

"I believe in the quality and exceptional expertise inherent in  the graduates we churn out yearly." Those were the sentiments of the smart Vice-Chancellor of Maasai Mara University, Prof. Mary K. Walingo, during a visit to Iowa State University in the United States of America. 
This was triggered by her great interaction with Mr. Obed Mose, an alumnus of Maasai Mara University who graduated in 2014 and joined Iowa State University for Postgraduate Studies. 
 
Prof. Walingo was meeting Kenyans who are serving in the Iowa State University when she bumped into Mr. Obed Mose. 
 
Maasai Mara University has been on the limelight for nurturing proactive students inculcating skills and expertise that professionally meets the job market besides enabling them to advance their studies in reputable varsities in the world.

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.

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.

This is why for the past one week, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs; who also doubles as the interim Chairman of the National Construction Authority (NCA) Board Prof. Bulitia Godrick Mathews has been in South Korea steering collaborations.

Prof. Bulitia has been in the company of other Kenyan stakeholders whose interest has been to gain knowledge on bettering areas critical in the realization of the Big 4 Agenda. The areas are Agriculture that embodies food security, Affordable Housing, Technology to build the Kenyan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) at KONZA City. The setting up of Kenyan KAIST at KONZA City was launched February this year.

Some Korean Universities are set to visit Maasai Mara University mid this year to enhance the collaborations.

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. 

 

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