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    How universities lost out on TSC’s lucrative training deal
    (Daily Nation, 2021-12-01) Nation, Media
    The Teachers Service Commission(TSC) Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia has explained how top Kenyan Universities missed out on the multi-million teachers training program rolled out for a period of one year. Speaking on Tuesday, November 30, Macharia stated that when the initiative was launched, many universities, especially public universities, gave them wide berth. According to the commission, they expected many universities to put in so much effort in a bid to get this contract, but many of them missed out. The institutions which successfully got the contract are Kenyatta University, Riara University, Mt Kenya University and the Kenya Education Management Institute. The commission stated that they would have wanted many public universities to participate, but since they didn't apply, they should take up the opportunity when it will be rolled out next time.
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    How Thika’s ‘five-star mortuary’ got the name of Mau Mau general
    (Standard Newspaper, 2021-10-11) Wainaina, Ndung’u
    Any deaths from criminal activities in the counties of Kiambu, Murang’a and Machakos are likely to end up at the General Kago Funeral Home. The mortuary at the ThikaLevel 5 Hospital is one of the largest public facilities in the area after it was expanded and rebranded in a Sh300 million public-private partnership with Mount Kenya University which uses it as a teaching facility for its medical students.
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    Aim at masters and PhD, young Kenyan urged
    (The standard, 2021-05) Muchucha, John
    Students pursuing the bachelor degrees have been urged to aim higher for master's and PhDs so they can be more marketable. Such higher academic achievements will make them more competitive and avoid the crowded pool of job seekers with first degrees, Mount Kenya University VC Prof Deogratius Jaganyi said.
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    Address product quality to achieve " Buy Kenya build Kenya" Dream
    (Business Daily, 2021-05-21) Njeru, Phelista
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    MKU shines in its quest to excel in research
    (The standard, 2021-05-21) Muchucha, John
    The implementation of Competency Based Curriculum and commendable success in transforming the TVET sector have left higher education institutions grappling with a ripple effect. This is as focus shifts to skill competence rather than academic excellence. In response, universities have started realigning these two innovations to properly fi t within their mandate as well as producing competitive candidates for the job market that will soon be guided by competence rather than academic certificates
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    MKU strengthens capacity to fight Covid-19
    (Standard, 2021-04) Muchucha, John
    Mount Kenya University strengthens capacity to fight Covid-19 by acquiring equipment that enables it to undertake Covid-19 tests and get the results in real time. The university took delivery of the Real Time PCR (RT PCR) equipment as a major accomplishment as it will enable it to test for Covid-19 in real time reducing significantly the results waiting period. MKU principal laboratory technologists, Mr. Eliud Ng’ang’a, while receiving the equipment at Main Campus, said “ The RT PCR Covid Machine will greatly assist the students and staff of the university easily know their Covid-19 status” .
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    MKU, American universities plan exchange programme
    (The Star, 2020-01-24) Ndichu, Wainaina
    Mount Kenya University has partnered with Unites States's Clarke University and Loras College in an exchange programme. Chairman and founder Simon Gicharu said such partnerships are critical in nurturing students and giving them a career boost. “I urge MKU and Loras College managements to develop a memorandum of understanding for signing as soon as possible. I also urge the staff and students of the three institutions to identify joint projects that they can undertake in collaboration,” he said. Gicharu spoke during a meeting at the university's main campus in Thika on Wednesday. He said some agreements signed with other universities have started bearing fruit. Gicharu said the institution has hosted students and faculty members from globally recognised universities while its students have attended institutions in other regions, including Europe. Gicharu said the university has been receiving students from Leuphana University, Germany, between January and April for the last three years. “This year Ms Hannah Schild is in MKU on this programme. In November 2019, two MKU students visited Leuphana University in Germany for 10 days. One student from the School of Pure and Applied Sciences was awarded a three-month internship in South Korea between October and December 2019 and a job with the United Nations," he said. "In February 2020, four students will visit Vincent Pol University in Lublin, Poland, sponsored by Erasmus Programme for five months as a follow-up to two others who visited the same university two years ago for five months. “Since 2018, MKU has received students from Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Germany for three weeks on exchange programmes. We expect them in March this year. Additionally, many members of staff have been away from MKU visiting various universities and we have also been receiving staff members from other universities.” Last September, MKU signed an agreement with Manchester Metropolitan University. Chancellor John Struthers said the partnership will allow the exchange of students at all levels of training, joint community outreach activities, consultancies and staff exchange, capacity building, joint research and publications among the staff “We expect that through joint research and publications as well as international experience, our students will get the increased exposure for knowledge transfer,” he said.
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    Uhuru name first doctors' regulator head
    (Business Daily, 2020-01-24) Kabale, Nasibo
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    why versity don want more student to pick health sciences
    (Daily Nation, 2020-01-16) Ongwae, Evans
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    Combating Climate change
    (Sunday Nation,, 2020-01-12) Daily Nation
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    World University Ranking
    (2019-09-19) The Standard
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    (Sunday Nation,, 2019-07-28) Nation, Sunday
    Mount Kenya University has now joined institutions offering public health programmes as the government moves to address a severe shortage of the medical professionals. Public Health Officer and Technicians Council (PHOTC) registrar Dr Kepha Ombacho, speaking at the University during the award of the certificate, said the council is working on a standard curriculum for all institutions of higher learning. “We started this journey with MKU in 2010 and we are happy to report that they have adhered to all the set conditions to be accredited, the first institution in the country to achieve this fete among both public and private universities,” said Dr Ombacho.
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    (standard News paper, 2019-06) Standard
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    Thika Level 5 hospital plans to build cancer care centre
    (People Daily Newspaper, 2019-06-12) Ndung'u, Matthew
    A cancer centre with a diagnostic wing will be set up at Thika Level 5 Hospital by the end of the year, superintendent Dr Patrick Nyaga has said. Many people in Thika are suffering from cancers, some don't know it and some go for screening when it's too late. Nyaga said on Monday cancer cases are increasing in Thika, as they are in Kenya and worldwide. But many lives can be saved with early screening and treatment. Lack of a local cancer centre is part of the problem, he said, adding that many patients are referred to Nairobi and then to India for treatment. He spoke at a ceremony when Mt Kenya University handed over a Sh5 million ablution block to the hospital To raise funds for the cancer centre, the hospital has organised a 21km marathon on August 11. The aim is to raise Sh 15-20 million for the project. “This cannot continue. We are asking people to live a healthy lifestyle, exercise, eat right and help others by contributing the little they have to set up the Thika Cancer Care Centre,” Nyaga said. The marathon will include a 5km family walk, a 10km fitness run and the 21km competition. Large camps will be set up at Thika stadium and Thika Level 5 Hospital to screen people for cancer and raise awareness. The dates have not yet been set. “The centre will be for anybody walking in off the street. People will get screened and referred to care centres. In the future we will have our own centre," Nyaga said. Dr Josephat Njuguna, principal of Health Science at MKU said the university will partner with the hospital to raise awareness of cancer. He said MKU will on set up a Sh5 million cold room at General Kago Funeral Home, which the university constructed for Sh300 million. According to WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer, at least 47,887 Kenyans people get the disease annually, 32,987 die from it yearly. Six years ago there were 41,000 reported cases and 28,000 deaths in Kenya.
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    MKU New centre for postgraduate
    (The Standard Newspaper, 2019-06-13) Muchucha, Jonh
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    National Innovation Awards.
    (The standard, 2019-03-14) Oginga, Fredrick
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    Institutions corporate social responsibility
    (The standard, 2019-03-07) The Standard
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    Varsity unveils plan to cut infant mortality
    (The Standard, 2018-02-22) Maichuhie, Dominic
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    Mount Kenya University rolls out equipment for medical school
    (Daily Nation, 2017-10-17) Daily Nation
    Mount Kenya University chairman Simon Gicharu and some medical students examine the state-of -the-art medical equipment for scientific, practical training and research at the university’s college of health sciences. This is part of a Sh70 million scientific equipment procured by the university.
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    MKU AND Makerere join hands to boost health research
    (Sunday Nation, 2017-09-24) WAMBUI, MARY
    Researchers in East Africa will benefit from a research fund established to address common health issues affecting the region. The fund mainly targets areas which receive minimal support from international donors. The kitty, a joint initiative of the schools of health sciences of Makerere and Mt Kenya universities, will also facilitate research and development of innovations geared towards addressing health challenges brought about by climate change and disease outbreaks which bear a direct impact on the economies of the affected countries.