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MMUST Cost Centre Heads Sign Cascaded Performance Contracts for the Year 2022/2023

While presiding over the signing ceremony, Dr. Musangi applauded the Cost Center Heads for the great work they have done that made MMUST to be ranked high in the previous evaluation.

“As we sign the Performance Contracts (PCs), we have to be aware that we shall be evaluated for the work we are doing. Let us continue with the upward trend in performance,” urged Dr. Musangi.

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A section of the Cost Center Heads at the PC signing ceremony.

Concurring with Dr. Mutua, the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Council Mr. Joshua Onyango pointed out that Cost Centre heads must set objectives but also be ready to actualize them. “All of us must ensure that we achieve our intended objectives. MMUST Council will continue to support you in your endeavors. For the areas where we do not perform very well, let us improve. We pledge to support you financially to enable you to achieve your indicators,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Thuo appreciated all the Heads of Cost Centers for their commitment towards effective performance adding that, this Performance Contract signing exercise is another opportunity to perform even better.

“We need to strengthen our reporting mechanism and documentation in order to be rated highly. The key objective of performance contracting is to ensure that we are effective and efficient in performance for sustainability and overall institutional growth,” said Prof. Thuo.

His counterpart, Deputy Vice Chancellors, Planning Research and Innovation, Prof. Charles Mutai stressed on the need for teamwork right from divisional level down to all other levels of management in the entire University. Similarly, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Hussein Golicha encouraged the University managers at the PC signing event to aim for excellence in the execution of their mandates.

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Director, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (PME), Prof. Joseph W. Nasongo explaining a point.

Giving an overview of the University’s performance, Prof. Joseph W. Nasongo, reported that MMUST has scored very well although there is still room for improvement. “MMUST has scored highly this year and has been improving over the years since 2017/18 to 2021/22,” he added. Echoing Prof. Nasongo, the Coordinator, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, Mr. Henry Wati, explained the cascading process noting that each Cost Center Head will be responsible for their own targets. He revealed that in order to attain the excellence mark, all target holders must coordinate work within their cost centers while at the same time cooperating with other sections.

This signing of Performance Contracts by MMUST Cost Center Heads and managers is a clear manifestation that the University is not only compliant with the requirements of the law but is also implementing best practice in modern organizational management.

By Dr. Lydia Anyonje and Linet Owuor

Photos by Wilberforce Shiundu 

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