Having certified the Quality Management System(QMS), Kisii University is now ISO 9001:2008 certified. SGS is the certifying body that granted the university Quality Management System Excellence Certification. Read more...
This section is headed by a professional student counsellor. The primary mission of the section is to assist students develop skills for establishing and maintaining effective and satisfying personal and social relationships, formulate educational and career plans and facilitate student self-understanding and acceptance. Counselling services are also offered to staff members.
This section is headed by Mrs. Rose Otieno. The section head works closely with other counsellors assisted by clerks and secretaries in offering this important service to both the students and staff. They also appoint and train peer counsellors and peer educators who offer counselling services to their peers under close supervision and guidance of the counselling office.
The staff at the Counselling Centre assists students to;
Reconciliation –This is intended to assist toward restoring wholeness in broken or strained relationships with those who constitute their social environment.
Sustaining - supporting students by standing and sharing burdens with them while responding to crisis
Guiding - assisting students to make decisions by drawing from within what is potentially available to them.
Informing- clarifying alternatives to student’s specific new information and data for decision making.
Growth nurturing - assisting students as they negotiate through sharp curves of their psychological, physical, emotional, social and intellectual development
Peer Counsellors are a group of students recruited and trained by Kisii University to counsel fellow students. They are trained in and are knowledgeable on, Family Life Education, Counselling Skills HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIS). As a result of their training and experience, Peer Counsellors are often more highly sensitised to the needs of those around them and can therefore respond appropriately to those needs.
Peer Counsellors are trained to counsel on a wide range of issues such as; relationship concerns, sexual harassment, rapes, child defilement, unplanned pregnancies, stress, financial and time management, room-mate problems, academic problems, religious issues, and alcohol and drugs abuse. They can also help student's acclimatise and adjust to their University environment, because they are always near them in the Residential Halls, Lecture and Dining Halls and around Campus