Turkana University College Council has appointed Prof. George N. Chemining’wa to head the University College as the Acting Principal.
The chairman of Turkana University College Council, Dr. Solomon Muchina made the announcement on Tuesday 4th August, 2020 during a handing over process which he presided over in the presence of Prof. Solomon Shibairo, Vice-Chancellor of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, and other Council members. The event took place at the University College Boardroom
Prof. Chemining’wa who has been a full Professor of Agronomy and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Nairobi takes over from Prof. Fredrick Nyongesa Kassily who has been the Acting Principal after the substantive Principal Prof. Thomas Ekamais Akuja was sent on compulsory leave pending investigation.
The incoming Ag. Principal Prof. Chemining’wa in his remarks thanked the University College Council for his appointment and promised to work towards ensuring that the institution receives a University Charter within the next two years, and to work closely with the students, staff, members of the community and the entire leadership of County for the growth of the University College. He also said that he will adhere to all the Government directives aimed at containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his remarks, Dr. Solomon Muchina noted that they have appointed a full Professor to be at the helm of the Institution of higher learning for the next six months. He also mentioned that Turkana University College is a crucial academic Institution and for it to get a charter, it needs to be headed by a full Professor. He further said that the University College Council will advertise all the positions so that they are filled by qualified and competent individuals that would drive the Institution in the right direction and greater heights.
PUBLIC LECTURE ON DIPLOMACY
Turkana University College held a public lecture Themed Diplomacy on the 25th February 2020 at TUC Main, Hall.
The lecture on Diplomacy was delivered by Public Affairs Counsellor, Paul Watzlavick , US Embassy
During the lecture the public affairs Counsellor, Paul Watzlavick appreciated the hospitality accorded to him during his visit at the University College. He said that the US Government Embassy has contributed to about 300,000 people leaving in Turkana County through Education, Food , Health and Security and they are also looking forward to expanding more cooperations. He also mentioned that he will be working with Turkana Basin Institute initiattive of bringing Scholars, Researchers and scholarships to Turkana University College
He expounded more on # USA MARAFIKI commitment to Kenya’s Prosperity , offering of exchange programme so that Students from Turkana University College can be able to interact with students from USA.
The Ag. Principal Prof. F. Kassily said that partnership will flourish to a point whereby we can get researcher and Professors from USA to partner with Turkana Basin Institute to promote Education.