A team from Ramgarhia Youth Association (RYA) Mr. Inderjit Singh Thethy (chairman) and Mr. Himath Singh Gahir (Vice chairman)paid a courtesy call to Turkana University College and nearby areas within the community on 14th June 2019 to conduct a survey on the sinking of a borehole.
The Ramgarhia Youth Association is a subcommittee of the East Africa Ramgarhia Board. The Association is run by a team of committed and dedicated middle-aged volunteers from a diverse professional background. The association has continued with the provision of water boreholes, Financial, Medical, and educational support to the underprivileged members of the society.
To date, the RYA has commissioned 16 water boreholes within the arid areas of the different counties with the assistance of international and Local Association.
The survey was conducted in the following areas Turkana University College, Canaan,AIC, Canaan, widow camp,
lolupe,Nayuu,Nayuu, Natotol, Eliye, Natiir
Nakoriongora, and Napadapa/Namoru.
The Turkana University College Principal, Professor Akuja appreciated the noble gesture made by the Ramgarhia Youth Association to see the need for providing water boreholes within the arid areas of the country. This will actually transform economic, Social and general welfare of the Students and the entire Turkana Community says Prof. Akuja.
The Chairman, Mr. Inderjit Singh Thethy and the vice chairman, Mr. Himath Singh Gahir have promised to donate foodstuff to the students.
AGREEMENT OF COLLABORATION
BETWEEN TUC AND KENYA FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Standing from right to left Mr. J. Owino Regional Director (Kefri) Prof.Thomas Akuja, Principal, (TUC) and Dr. H.Ongori, Ag. Registrar Administration and Finance during Signing of MOU between Turkana University College (TUC) and Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI).
The agreement signed on 22nd May,2019 will establish a program of exchange and collaboration in areas of benefit and also to carry out joint research programs in order to deepen the analysis of science and technology of the respective institutions says Prof. Thomas Akuja
Student toured Namorutunga along lake Turkana zone
Turkana University College in conjunction with Houston Northwest Church, Kenya Pipeline Corporation-Morendat Institute of Oil and Gas, Kenya Forestry Research Institute Organised a Public lecture on Leadership Principals for women and women leadership in Oil and Gas.
The Public lecture was held on
Date: 15th March,2019
Venue: Main Hall, TUC
Turkana University College conjunction with Houston Northwest Church, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Lodwar County referral hospital, Pastors lodwar followership and Turkana Basin Institute held a free medical camp at Longech Dispensary, Turkana Central in Turkana County on 14th March,2019.
The event was attended by over 1000 people who were treated for different ailment. The CEC of Health was represented by Ms. Nabea. Watch the medical camp video on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHaAz4MiyEM
MOU SIGNING BETWEEN TURKANA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AND KENYA MARITIME AUTHORITY
Turkana University College and Kenya Maritime Authority signed an MOU at the Kenya Maritime Authority Offices in Mombasa County.
The two institutions are committed to actualize the operationalization of the MOU by developing Seafarers’ curriculum in line with the merchant shipping regulations, enhancing professional skills of both institutions through training, students and staff interaction and collaborate in shipboard training among others.
Turkana University College will mount courses in maritime studies.
“TUC Library department goes virtual”
Turkana University College has installed an Intergrated Library System (ILS) also known as Library Management Solution(LMS)-KOHA.In the implementation of the system, TUC has automated it’s routine functionalities, Circulation activities which includes issuing and receiving of books, a functional Online Public Access Catalogue linking the remote resources to E-Resource using EZ proxy, cataloguing function, Course reserves, patron management and tools modules through the system.
Monitoring and inventory of library materials will be real-time as the system is able to give customized reports of usage and even overdue fines says the Librarian in-charge madam Irene Maiyo.Students will be served within the shortest time possible and also be able to search and tell the real location and availability of the materials on the self curbing time wasted searching for books strategically placed.
THE FIRST UNIVERSITY IN AFRICA TO OFFER MASTERS IN HUMAN EVOLUTION BIOLOGY
Turkana University College held a collaborative meeting with Turkana Basin Institute on 9th January 2018. During the meeting the Director TBI Pro. Isiah Nengo said that Turkana University College in collaboration with Turkana Basin Institute will be offering a new program MSC in Human Evolution Biology with specialiation in Human and Primates Evolution. This program will be taught by associate professors from TBI, who will be adjunct professors of TUC. This program will be equivalent to similar programs offered at Stony Brook University in the USA.
TBI will offer four scholarships to African students , three of which will be awarded to Turkana University College Students.
Turkana Basin Institute being an international repute will transfer proffessional skills in teaching and research, identify teachers to supervise and come up with funding modules to help in research and field school training in Human Evolution. Prof Nengo will spearhead in working on a partnership between Turkana University College and Oregon university, USA in developing programs in Solar Energy.