Please find below the adjusted schedule of key Academic Activities for Full-time Second Semester, 2023/2024 Academic Year.
DATE SCHEDULED ACTIVITY
Jan - April, 2024 Clinical placement (Level III.3 & IV.3 BScN)
3rd January, 2024 Arrival & registration for Engineering, Architecture, BSc.F,N&D, MBCHB, MLS, BSCN and BPHARM students
4th January, 2024 Commencement of lectures for Engineering, Architecture, BSc.F,N&D, MBCHB, MLS, BSCN and BPHARM students
15th January, 2024 Arrival & registration for All other students
16th January, 2024 Commencement of lectures for All other students
27th Jan. - 2nd Feb. 2024 Career Week
12th -16th February, 2024 1st CATs for MBCHB, MLS, BSCN and BPHARM students
16th February, 2024 Deadline for fee payment for all students
16th February, 2024 Deadline for receiving set exams from Departments
19th - 23rd Feb. 2024 1st CATs for All other students
23rd February, 2024 Deadline for Units registration/adjustment
11th March, 2024 Commencement of Provisional Units Registration for third semester
11th -15th March, 2024 2nd CATs for MBCHB, MLS, BSCN and BPHARM students
15th March, 2024 Disability Awareness Day
18th - 23rdMarch 2024 2nd CATs for All other students
22nd March, 2024 Deadline for Provisional Units Registration for third semester
7th April, 2024 Inter-faith Thanksgiving Prayer Service
2nd - 12th April 2024 Examination Period for MBCHB, MLS, BSCN and BPHARM students
8th - 26th April 2024 Examination Period for all other groups
6th - 10th May, 2024 Supplementary/Special Exams
10th May, 2024 Deadline for receiving applications for incompletes and Special Examination
Kindly circulate the schedule to all your staff members and emphasize on strict adherence.
Please note that any communication on Semester Dates to members of staff and students can only be made by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) or the Registrar (Academic) after approval by the University Management and Senate.
Kenyatta University conducts an annual Student/Customer Satisfaction Survey to get feedback from you on the quality of our services. The outcome of this Survey is key to the continued and continual improvement of service delivery in the various units of the University.
In this regard, kindly find below the link for the 2023/2024 Customer Satisfaction Survey.
Click on the link and the survey form will display for you to fill.
ADVANCING INCLUSIVE AND INNOVATIVE DIGITAL EDUCATION FOR MIGRANT COMMUNITY IN KENYA & SOMALIA (IIDEMIC)
A consortium of 6 partners from four countries, namely, Kenya, Somalia, Turkey and Poland has received a multi-country, cross regional Grant of 719,939 Euro from the European Union through the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) (Erasmus+EDU-2023-CBHE STRAND 2 - Capacity Building in Higher Education). This multi-faceted, multi-country Grant Proposal development was coordinated by Kenyatta University’s Department of Educational Communication & Technology, School of Education & Lifelong Learning, through the leadership of Dr. Adelheid Marie Bwire as the Project Coordinator. Other faculty are Dr. Marguerite K. Miheso- O’Connor and Dr. Francis Mwangi (Ed. Comtech), Dr. Beatrice Bunyasi (Early Childhood and Special Needs - School of Education), Dr. Priscilla Ndegwa (Business Administration - School of Business, Economics and Tourism) and Dr. Mildred Nawiri, Chemistry - School of Pure and Applied Sciences)
The initial team that conceptualized the IIDEMIC Project. (Photo, Courtesy Comtech Department)
About the Project
The Project, dubbed INCLUSIVE AND INNOVATIVE DIGITAL EDUCATION FOR MIGRANT COMMUNITY IN KENYA AND SOMALIA (IIDEMIC) seeks to promote use of soft skills to enhance employability; enhance interaction using inclusive and innovative digital tools and promote teacher practice in classrooms to reflect integration of 21st century skills. This is in tandem with the global drive to enhance software and capacity building on technical skills necessary to achieve SDGs (UNESCO, 2014). The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability. Quality teacher education programmes should be responsive to global standards like 21st century skills in education and Agenda 2063. The Project will draw on the expertise of the Kenya Institute of Special Education and Kenyatta University Directorate of Disabilities which have the capacity and expertise to provide guidance on creation and implementation of resource centres to take care of migrants and refugees with special needs and disabilities. The project will develop multi-disciplinary inclusive education modules to develop teachers’/trainers’ skills in inclusive pedagogy in order to enhance/increase employability. IIDEMIC therefore, seeks to strengthen soft skill competencies among Somali refugees in Kenya and Somalia envisioning that it will improve their entrepreneurial innovation and ability to embrace technology; critical in building their future skills and competencies.
Dwelling Shelters at Dadaab Refugee Camp
Mothers and their children at Dadaab Refugee Camp
In its pursuit for inclusiveness and service to humanity, the Project will also leverage on KU’s Centre for Refugee Studies and Empowerment which is intended to implement and coordinate educational projects for refugees and host communities. This Centre’s mission is to empower refugees, host communities and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) through tertiary education, research and partnerships in refugee camps in Kakuma and Dadaab. Further, IIDEMIC will support the KU Dadaab campus, where refugee students take studies through digital programmes and access academic facilities by providing academic, professional and technical support. Therefore, IIDEMIC will focus on inclusive education for migrants and refugees, leveraging on digital space. This will be done through soft skills competency modules in Kenya and Somalia Universities. Among the objectives of the project are:
- To create a lifelong learning platform that is accessible to the refugee and migrant population that will be used to build requisite capacities aimed at increasing employability opportunities in Kenya and Somalia.
- Develop an accessible data centre with adaptive features to cater for different kinds of disabilities and to assist refugees and migrants with special needs and disabilities access vital information.
- Develop an Inclusive Education programme, with appropriate equipment aimed at developing teachers’ skills in inclusive pedagogy.
- Strengthen soft skill competencies among Somali refugees in Kenya and IDPs in Somalia to improve their entrepreneurial innovation and uptake of opportunities afforded through technology.
- Promote teacher practice and use of assistive technologies for refugees and migrants
- Integrate 21st century soft skills in supporting ALL beneficiaries
- Harness the capacity of ICT to improve access, quality, and management of education and training systems among Somali migrants.
Training modules will be developed based on various areas focused on the 21st century graduate, namely: 1. Contemporary Instructional Methods for Teaching Adult Learners, 2. Adaptive Instructional Resources; 3. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages; 4. Entrepreneurship; 5. Digital and Assistive Technology Learning Tools; 6. Inclusive Education for Migrants & Refugees; 7. Basic Health Education; 8. Maternal and Child Health & Promotion; 9. Guidance & Counselling - Reintegration; 10. Cultural Diversity, Democracy & Translanguaging.
The Beneficiaries of the IIDEMIC Project will be HEIs academic and technical staff, in-service teachers and ongoing professional trainees in areas that cover the project issues and mothers and children. One of the short-term effects will be to enhance the quality and content delivery to the participants and personal enrolment into the courses/modules by the participants. The long-term effect from this project will be the creation of more competent and skilled graduates and professional experts through innovative and inclusive training and exposure to comprehensive modules. A unique aspect to the IIDEMIC Project is the focus on people living with disability and those generally marginalized. The Kenyan and Somali HEIs` teaching staff will be professional trainers in the field, showing the way to other Kenyan and Somali HEIs` staff to adopt the programme or its elements at their HEIs. After the project completion, the developed programme will be introduced in the Education system at targeted Kenyan and Somali HEIs on a continuous basis.
The Grant Agreement was signed between Kenyatta University and the European Union while the Partnership agreement was signed bilaterally between Kenyatta University and each of the 6 partners, namely: Masinde Muliro University – Kenya; Mogadishu University – Somalia; Red Sea University – Somalia; Uniwersytet WSB Merito W Poznaniu (WSB) – Poland; Kutahya Dumlupinar Universitesi (DPU) – Turkey. The Ministry of Education, State Department for Higher Education, is an Affiliate Partner.