CUE bans PhDs in JKUAT campuses - Standard Digital
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- Augustine Oduor 31st Jul 2019 08:24:22 GMT +0300
SEE ALSO :Reforms to boost varsitiesNairobi Central Business District (CBD) campus graduated a total of 49 PhDs. Mombasa CBD campus graduated 23 while Nakuru campus had 20 in the last three years.Nairobi Wetlands campus had 26; Kitale graduated eight as Karen campus had 11. Kakamega campus graduated four, Kisii campus had three and Kigali, Rwanda campus graduating four.“The University should cease training PhD students in the satellite campuses for lack of adequate capacity and transfer them to the main campus in Juja,” reads the report.Report says that sampled campuses revealed shocking staffing levels.For instance, the report finds that JKUAT Mombasa Campus, just like the other campuses, does not have adequate full-time staff.
SEE ALSO :MPs query quality of university courses“The critical mass of the teaching staff (supervisors) are based in the Main Campus thus putting into question the quality of training of the majority of College of Human Resource Development PhD graduates trained in satellite Campuses,” reads the report.Report finds that despite having inadequate staff, the key stages in the PhD training including coursework, progress seminars and proposal development take place in Campuses.At JKUAT Mombasa campus, some 23 PhD students are enrolled in business administration yet the thematic leader is based in Juja campus and hence part time in Mombasa campus.The case applies to areas of specialization in project management and supply chain management.The campus also has some 224 students pursuing Masters programmes in various areas.
SEE ALSO :Give staffing guidelines, VCs tell CUEBroken down per programme, on business administration alone, the summary of academic staff of Mombasa campus reveals that it does not have any full time professors. Neither does it have even a part time professor. All the professors are listed as Thematic Leaders is based at the Main Campus in Juja on a fulltime basis.The campus also does not have any associate professors full time or even in part time capacity.The campus however has only one full time senior lecturer who is also the campus director. It also has one part time senior lecturer.The campus has a total of 47 lecturers, of which only one is full time and doubles as Chair of DepartmentThe remaining 46 are part time staff. Of these, 22 who constitute 47 per cent of the part-time lecturers are PhD holders, of whom a total of 11 are full-time academic staff in other universities.
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