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...
|Vice Chancellor's Message|
The vision of Kisii University is to be a World Class University in the advancement of academic excellence, research, innovation, and enhancement of social Welfare. Guided by this vision, the University has strategically positioned itself to train human resource that meets the development needs of the country and the international labour market, and has sustained the production of quality research, dissemination of knowledge, skills and competencies for the advancement of humanity. In this regard, over the years, Kisii University has produced competitive graduates who manifest critical skills and values, such as integrity, diligence, hard work and professionalism. In extrapolating its vision, one of the guiding principles of the institution is to provide world-class education in an atmosphere of academic freedom, civility, social responsiveness, integrity and accountability.
Currently, the University has over 60 degree programmes in various fields of learning. The degree programmes are strategically designed to fit specific professional and job market niches. These programmes are offered in the following eight Faculties namely: Health Sciences, Business and Management, Information Science and Technology, Education and Human Resource Development, Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, Law, Arts and Social Sciences, and Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS). In August, 2012, the University realized a major milestone when its Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree programme was fully accredited by the Council of Legal Education (CLE), making the University the only institution approved to offer Law training in the entire Western Kenya region. Proposed Faculties that are about to be launched, include Engineering and Technology, Natural Resource and Environmental Studies.
The University has got diverse student population who come from different parts of Kenya and Eastern Africa. Currently, the student population is over 10,000 students enrolled in different academic programmes that are spread in various campuses and institutes, including Kisii, Keroka, Nyamira and Isebania campus. In these Learning Centres, students are involved in a wide array of academic and intellectual endeavours, and encounter diverse life experiences. However, all our students are driven by a common urge of excelling in their academic and life-long professional endeavours.
In particular, Kisii University academic and administrative staff is committed towards preparing students to acquire relevant skills, knowledge and competencies required in their professional fields; this will enable them live wholesome lives in a rapidly transforming and dynamic global environment that is being driven by post-modern technology. In this regard, the University is committed towards achieving highest standards in teaching, research, innovation and community extra-mural affairs.
Regarding research and extension, the University has built capacity and is implementing research and extension policy framework, establishing research partnership and has created active linkages with strategic institutions such as the University of Minnesota (Faculty of Law and Agriculture), East Tennessee State University (Faculty of Public Health and Faculty of Education and Human Resource Development),University of Northampton (UK) , Nanchang University (China), Mzuzu University (Malawi), and Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Finland). The University supports areas which demonstrate and hold the promise of showing excellence in research and extension. Kisii University has also increased publications by staff and students and promoted knowledge transfer through conferences, workshops, seminars and symposia.
Furthermore, apart from academic, research, and consultancy endeavours, other life support services are provided with an aim of enhancing student and staff social welfare. These initiatives include student counseling on HIV and AIDS and provision of spiritual nourishment, and other life-long aptitude skills and competencies. Particularly, students are encouraged to maintain high standards of individual and group discipline and social integrity in order to fully utilize the resources that are availed to them by the Kisii University Council and Management. To assist students achieve personal and societal goals, the University pays special attention to critical issues as concerns ethical conduct in all spheres of life including academic, social and spiritual domains. In this regard, students are expected to conduct themselves with high levels of moral integrity and practice intellectual honest and be able to express themselves freely while respecting diverse opinions of other people in a democratic atmosphere.