Student News

The office of the Dean of students is delighted to inform you that preparations for the upcoming MMUST Tamasha festival are ongoing. Today, 8th July, 2021, auditions for Mr. and Miss MMUST, Miss Jumbo and Mr. Flex were conducted at the Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) where contestants showcased their modeling prowess.

The 3rd Joint inspection of Medical and Dental Schools and Teaching Hospitals in the Republic of Kenya has ranked MMUST’s School of Medicine among the compliant medics’ trainer institutions. The inspection was carried out by a joint team of technical health experts from the East African Community (EAC) Partner States National Medical and Dental Practitioners Regulatory Councils from 2nd to 6th March, 2020. This was in line with a directive of the 19th Ordinary Meeting of the EAC Sectoral Council of Ministers of Health held in Nairobi from 28th October to 1st November, 2019 under decision No EAC/SCHealth/19/Decision/004.

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) has been identified by the United States Embassy for a mentorship program that will involve the department of Journalism and Mass Communication. Courtesy of International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) Kenyan Chapter, the embassy has funded ten female students from Journalism and Mass Communication department who have been enrolled into a mentorship programme for one year.

The BBC Swahili team is impressed with the journalistic skills, eloquence, and professionalism of the MMUST journalism and mass communication students. The BBC team spent a better part of last week, starting from Wednesday 29th Friday 31st May 2019, going around Kakamega and its environs accompanied by MMUST communication students. The team was led by Wanyama wa Chebusiri, the senior Swahili broadcast journalist, Anne Ngugi, broadcast journalist and Idris Situma, the Swahili online editor at BBC Swahili.

MMUST held the MMUSO elections on Friday 10th and 13th May 2019 Respectively. According to observers, this was the most contested student elections since the promulgation of the parliamentary system of voting in MMUST in 2016. Students made Coalitions which were used as vehicles of campaign as they sell their manifestos. One Coalition was All Inclusive Movement (AIM) whose Presidential candidate and deputy were Simiyu Vincent Lumala and Caroline N. Wachira, while the other coalition was Mwangaza, with Charles Owino Nyakumbo and Redempter Chepwogen as their presidential candidate and deputy respectively. Parliamentary elections were held on Friday 10th while the Student Executive Council (SEC) elections were held on Monday 13th May 2019. Mr. Simiyu Vincent Lumala of AIM coalition carried the day with 20 votes while his closest contender, Mr. Nyakumbo, garnered 18 votes. The other contender in the presidential seat was Wandera Ouma Samuel, who did not gather any vote. The new Student Executive Council (SEC) comprises of the MMUSO President Mr. Simiyu Vincent Lumala, Vice President Miss Caroline N. Washira, the Secretary General Mr. Gerald Maina, Gender and Special interest Miss. Nyabuto Lucia Kemunto, Treasurer Mr. Amon Kiptarus, Sports and Entertainment Mr. John Mwanza Mutuku and Academic Secretary, Mr. Adson Michael Were.

MMUST Student leaders and the University Security Officer, Mr. Julius Mabia, had a meeting with Kakamega Officer Commanding Police Station (OCS) Mr. Mohammed Godana and K9 Deputy In charge, Mr. Evans Kipsang, on Tuesday, 5th March 2019 at the University’s Security Office. This meeting was organized following recent incidences of non- residence students being attacked and robbed, while some killed. The student leaders, together with few other students, presented some of the security concerns faced by the students and possible measures to curb them.

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