News and Events

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from MMUST

MMUST and GIZ Chat way forward to Skill-Based Curriculum

The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) consultants held comprehensive discussions, on Friday 18th of October 2019 with Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology’s academic experts on how to improve curriculum and qualifications, directing them towards skills-orientation to suit the job market through proper collaboration.

The conversation was majorly centered on the new project that the Germany based cooperation is about to launch in Western Kenya which touches on; the aspect of demand and supply side- creating new enterprises that will create job opportunities, labor supply side- which is concerned with skills that will increase employability, understanding the structure of the University, what type of courses are being offered and integrating the skills into the job market needs to understand the private sector requirement. 

“It is important to recognize that the private sector is the future largest employer and that only hands-on graduates are the ones who will survive in that kind of market,” said Mr. Kenda Mwenja- GIZ Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education Training Consultant.

Representing the Universyty, the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor for Planning Research and Innovation-Prof Charles Mutai and Prof. Hassan Karakacha Were, the Dean, School of Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences and Technology (SAVET), welcomed the idea and said that it was exactly what the current society needs- a skills-built curriculum that will spur economic growth and trigger innovation.

He added that MMUST is a Centre of Technology and invention hence imparting skills is one of its role, and GIZ would be the best partner to work with. GIZ is a Germany established leading provider of international cooperation services and works in Kenya to support economic development, employment and agricultural practices that will provide food security. Meanwhile, the consultants are expected to write an analyzed report in order to facilitate joint partnership in executing the project


 Read more on the MMUST News Post Volume 4 Issue 1

Connect with us

P. O. BOX 190-50100, Kakamega

  • dummy+254 (0) 702597360/1, 
                        733120020/2, 
                        057 2505222/3

  • dummy info@mmust.ac.ke 

Newsletter

Enter your email and we'll send you more information

Like us on Facebook

© Copyright MMUST 2019. Design & Development by MMUST

Search