• Visit to Dr. Richard Leakey’s Office

    Turkana University College, Council members led by Dr. Solomon Muchina l, VC MMUST Prof. Solomon Shibairo, and Ag. Principal Prof. George Chemining’wa on 30th November 2020 had an opportunity to meet with Dr. Richard Leakey. The meeting was held at Dr. Leakey’s Office in Karen, Nairobi to further discuss the collaboration/ partnership between the two Institutions.
    Dr. Leakey appreciated the initiative taken by the TUC council and VC MMUST to pay him a visit and assured him of his full support to both Institutions.

  • Tour of Turkana Basin Institute, Research Station

  • Induction and Evaluation By SCAC at DRI-KARLO,NAKURU COUNTY

  • Council welcome new AG TUC Principal

    The Council chair Dr. Solomon muchina(second from the right, first row) and other council member welcomed the new Ag TUC principal prof George Ndiema(first from the right, first row)

 

 

Consultative meeting between Chairman Board of Directors (HELB),CEO and Board Secretary (HELB), Chairman Council, TUC, Council Members and Ag. Principal.

Turkana University College Council Chairman, Dr. Solomon Munyua, Council Member, Mr. Oliver Lowoton and Ag. Principal, Prof. George Chemining’wa held a consultative meeting on 2nd December 2020  with the Chairman Board of Directors Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) Hon. Ekwee Ethuro and the Chief Executive Officer & Board Secretary Mr. Charles Ringera at Anniversary Towers Office, Nairobi. Dr. Munyua in his remarks said that plans are underway to see that Turkana University College gets its Charter in 2 years. He also mentioned that there is need to help students from needy families to get education support through HELB and bursary funds so that the Institution can benefit the Community and the Country at large.
Hon. Ekwee Ethuro in his remarks said that the University should be able to sensitize students on how to access HELB loans. He offered to personally  address TU students on the importance of HELB loans and how to access them.He also advised that the
 University College should work closely with the Education Committee of the County Assembly to address community issues on Education.
The CEO Mr. Ringera said that students enrolled in universities located in marginal areas are advantaged in the amounts of loans awarded. He appreciated the efforts made by the Turkana University College team to pay a courtesy call and promised that HELB will give Turkana University College full support.
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.

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