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SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING HOLDS WORKSHOP IN BID TO STRENGTHEN INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA LINKAGES

An inception Workshop on Engineering Curriculum Review, organized by the University’s Steering Committee of the Higher Education Partnerships for Sub- Saharan Africa (HEP SSA) programme, was held at the Best Western Kisumu Hotel on Friday, 15th January, 2021. HEP SSA, established by the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, in 2016, is a project that encourages interaction between academia and industry in order to improve the relevance and skills of engineering graduates. It is supported by the Anglo American Group Foundation and the UK Government through the Global Challenges Research Fund.

 

The Workshop, officially opened by the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Solomon Shibairo, was spearheaded by the Dean, School of Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE), Eng. Dr. Bernadette Sabuni, together with the Chairperson of Department, Civil and Structural Engineering, Dr. Micah Mukolwe. During the Workshop, participants were taken through the planned activities of the project, shared experiences on implementation of engineering programmes and how they can be made more pertinent. Industry expectations were also highlighted.

Prof. Eng. Simiyu Sitati of Moi University, Dr. Njenga Mburu and Dr. Mwenda Madaraka both of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology represented the academia partners while the industry partners were represented by Eng. Ahmed Mukhtar of Efficient Electrical Engineers Limited, Eng. Linda Otieno of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) and Mr. Gabriel Odipo of Muhoroni Sugar Company. The Royal Academy of Engineering, UK was represented by Gaelle Elisha who participated virtually.

Chairpersons of Department from the Electrical and Communications Engineering, Dr. James Owuor as well Dr. Peter Cherop from the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department were also present.


By Awuor Sandra Dorcas [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

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