TIMELINES 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

 

From: Registrar (ARSA)            To: All First Years and Continuing Students            

 

SUBJECT: TIMELINES FOR FIRST SEMESTER 2020/2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

Further to an earlier communication dated 25th June 2020 on the above subject, students are informed that On-Line Teaching will commence on Monday, 10th August 2020 guided by Teaching timetables available at respective departments. Student are advised to take note of the following:

  1. University Leaming activity for the New Academic Year (2020/2021) will continue Online following Presidential Directive on Covid-19 Pandemic.
  2. Students are requested to familiarize themselves with Online Teaching Timetable at respective departments.
  3. Payment of Fees for First Semester 2020/2021 Academic Year started on 1st July, 2020 and be completed by 10th August 2020 in line with Fees Payment Policy (FPP) Clause 5.2 "Students will pay all fees on the date of admission and registration iv) Ensure Online Semester Registration on or before Friday, 4th September 2020) in line with FPP Clause 5.5 (d) The individual Student whose name will not be in class list of bonafide students will be deregistered from the Semester after lapse of 20% class attendance rule  (20% Registration Rule).
  4. Ensure completion of Online Course Registration through the student's portal by Friday, 2nd October 2020). This requires clearance of all fees for the Semester. Otherwise the student is advised to defer the Semester of study. Please note that you cannot defer the end of Semester Examinations because of in ability to pay fees.
  5. Confirm Registration for Examinations from Friday, 2nd October 2020 to Friday 9th October, 2020) through the student portal.
  6. Administration of Examinations start on Monday, 16th November, 2020 to Friday, 28th November, 2020 for Semester One (2020/2021 AY). A detailed timetable will be communicated later.
  7. All students are further advised to keep track of University activities by constant accessing the University website, Student University Email Address and Respective Departments Communications Notices.

Thank you

Dr. Wangari Gathuthi REGISTRAR (ARSA)

Cc Vice Chancellor

    Deputy Vice Chancellor (ARSA)

    Deputy Vice Chancellor (PFA)

    Registrar (P&A)

    Age Finance Officer All Deans of Schools

    Dean of Students

 

A Model of Research Paper Writing Instructional Materials for Academic Writing Course

Writing course is a necessary subject which is instructed in English Education Study Program of IKIP PGRI

Bojonegoro, East Java, Indonesia, generrally in 8 credits which are dispersed in 4 semesters, every semester 2

credits. In WRITING IV, the encouraging procedure is centered around academic writing to set up the students to be capable

to compose their last task toward the finish of their investigation. The objective of this subject is primarily to make the students ready to

compose logical writing as far as diary article with proper substance, great association, right word usage,

language, and mechanics.

In light of the investigation held by Ghufron in 2015, it was uncovered that the students go over troubles in

academic writing. These challenges were shown by both the low score of students' writing ability and the outcomes

of meeting to the students. The students face troubles in academic writing since there are restricted wellsprings of

materials which are suitable to be actualized, constrained of testing materials and learning exercises. The

training materials are a hundred percent taken from printed books which are availabe in the market, wherein

these books now and again are tricky. The students additionally conceded that they felt exhausted with the materials

utilized. In addition, they additionally said that there was no difficult action during the instructing and learning process. The

teacher for the most part instructs them by clarifying the course book materials at that point requests that the students compose dependent on

Guidance in the book. It was additionally uncovered that the issues looked by the greater part of students in English Education

Study Program of IKIP PGRI Bojonegoro in academic writing were brought about by the tedious instructing material

utilized and the absence of testing exercises that could persuade students during instructing and learning process. He

proposed that there ought to instruct materials that show students how to compose ELT research paper in detail

for example, writing a theme and title; gathering data; writing a presentation; creating fundamental passages;

citations, rewording and summing up; remarking on information; writing a decision; writing an audit; writing

a theoretical; writing references; overhauling and altering writings. Plus, there should likewise instructing materials that

consolidate testing exercises and applicable materials (Ghufron, 2015).

Choice of materials for study hall use is a difficult assignment for English language educators as they give a

solid stage through which students learn English language. Introduction of formatively proper,

important and drawing in materials is, thusly, the prime obligation of the material designers and the instructors.

Choice of the correct materials makes educating and learning an advantageous movement and makes a study hall

condition which is productive, powerful and significant.

Hutchinson and Torres (1994) have brought up that ELT materials (reading material) may assume a critical job in

development. They propose that course readings can bolster educators through possibly upsetting and undermining

change forms, show new or potentially untried systems, present change bit by bit, and make

framework whereupon instructors can assemble a progressively inventive technique of their own. Course readings are thought of

as fundamental to educating and learning, as their quality is a deciding component in improving or lessening the

nature of a language program.

Moreover, Cunningsworth (1995) clarifies that material improvement has various job in ELT and can serve

as: (1) an asset for introduction materials; (2) an asset for exercises of students' training and informative

collaboration; (3) a reference hotspot for students on sentence structure, jargon and articulation; (4) an asset of

incitement and thoughts for homeroom language exercises; (5) a prospectus (where they reflect learning goals

which have just been resolved; (6) a hotspot for self-coordinated learning or self-get to work; and (7) a

support for less experienced instructors who presently can't seem to pick up in certainty.

Furthermore, Richards (2001) calls attention to that reading material are key parts of language showing filling in as the

reason for a significant part of the language input students get when learning a language. Course book is a gadget to help

students to get not just acquainted with the phonetics parts of the language yet additionally with social and social

angles installed in language.

One of the fundamental elements of course readings is to make the current information accessible and obvious to the students

in a chose, simple and sorted out way. Hutchinson and Torres (1994) contend that any reading material has a very

significant and positive part to play in educating and learning of English. They express that course books give the

essential contribution for study hall exercises through various exercises, readings and clarifications.

 

Resources:

https://paperleaf.ca/

https://grammar.yourdictionary.com/for-students-and-parents/tips-on-academic-writing.html

https://slc.berkeley.edu/writing-worksheets-and-other-writing-resources/nine-basic-ways-improve-your-style-academic-writing

https://daily.jstor.org/6-tips-for-academic-writing-acwrimo/

 

 

 

Award of Certificate of Compliance to Karatina University for BSc Programes in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and Food Science and Nutrition by the Kenya Nutritionists and Dietetics Institute (KNDI)

Above, the DVC ARSA Karatina University (Prof Peninah-ALoo Obudho) receives license from the KNDI CEO Dr. David Okeyo, for Karatina University to train for the Degree Programme in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and Food Science and Nutrition. Looking left to right are: Mr. Peter Opanga-council Member representing CUE, Martin Kiome (of KNDI), Dr G. Nguka (Council Member, KNDI), Dr H. Kamiri- Dean SAB, Prof M. Lokuruka-FSN, Dr. L. Ngugi-HoD, FSN

The KNDI awarded Karatina University the Certificate of Compliance, for the Department of Food Science and Nutrition to offer BSc programmes in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and Food Science and Nutrition. The Certificate was received by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, Research and Student Affairs, Prof. Peninah Aloo-Obudho on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mucai Muchiri. Earlier, the Vice Chancellor accompanied by the two Deputy Vice Chancellors, Prof. Peninah Aloo-Obudho (DVC, ARSA) and Prof. Linus Gitonga (DVC, FPA) received the Council Inspectorate and Compliance team of the KNDI, led by the CEO/Secretary to Council, Dr. David Okeyo. Also at hand to receive the visitors were the Dean, School of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Dr. Hellen Kamiri, the Chairperson of the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Dr. Louise Ngugi and members of the academic staff of the Department.

This was a glorious occasion for the University, the School of Agriculture and Biotechnology and the Department of Food Science and Nutrition to be awarded this Certification showing that the Department meets the requirements set out by the KNDI for the two programmes the University offers to undergraduate students. The University is elated by this culmination of the hard work by the staff of the Department, supported by the Dean and the top University Management. We aim to be the Centre of Excellence in Nutritional Sciences in East Africa and beyond!

Karatina University received full accreditation from the regulatory body Kenya Nutritionist and dieticians institute to train in Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and Food Science and Nutrition on the 27th February 2019. The Licensing followed an inspection that affirmed that the University meets the required --threshold in various standards set by the Institute.

Spatial Data Modelling Workshop at Karatina University

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The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Sciences hosted a workshop in Spatial Data Modelling in partnership with VLIR-OUS Team Project Kenya as from 16th to 20th September, 2019. This was a fully funded workshop organized under VLIR-OUS Team Project 2016: Capacity Building Network in Biostatistics for Public Health Innovation in Kenya.

The five day intensive workshop attracted 55 participants from 13 Kenyan Universities, 1 from Tanzania and 3 Kenyan Industries.
The workshop equipped participants with knowledge of theoretical and practical approaches for analyzing spatially aggregated data. Specifically, the training focused on model based Geo-statistics approaches for point-references Gaussian data; modelling areal/regionally referenced data (Spatial error; Spatial lag; Spatial Durbin models); and Bayesian Hierarchical spatial data analysis using WinBUGS.

By the end of the workshop, participants had acquired competence in using QGIS, GeoDa, winBugs and R softwares.

Five of the participants in the workshop are full-time staff in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Sciences and plans are underway to organize an internal training to disseminate the knowledge and skills acquired to faculty members and any other interested parties.

Karatina University Holds the First Green Innovations Competition

Karatina University has started the process of establishing a green entrepreneurial culture with the aim of becoming a model green entrepreneurial university not only in Kenya, but world over. The University is mandated to train, carry out research and community outreach. This entails conducting trainings that are adaptable to the modern challenges, new and emerging technologies, experiential learning, continuous research and extension. To realize the above objectives, the University has developed a policy on the Green Concept where all the programs, services, projects and products are structured towards sustainable use of natural resources in attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals

Green Innovations competition week is an initiative that aims at stimulating and unleashing entrepreneurship and innovativeness among staff, students and the community of Karatina University. The competition provides the students with an opportunity to make a positive impact on society by addressing environmental issues through social and technological innovations, while contributing to their own economic benefit. The green innovations competition week is an annual activity supported by the University which is led by the Green University Concept Committee under the academic division.

The DVC (A, R & SA), Prof. P. Aloo-Obudho giving her opening remarks, seated next to her is the Chairman of the Green University Committee, Dr. Mugo Mware.

The first competition was held on 22nd November, 2019 where students show cased their green innovative ideas which were graded and the award ceremony was on 19th February, 2020 presided over by the DVC (A,R&SA), Prof. P. Aloo-Obudho on behalf of the Vice Chancellor.

The DVC (A,R&SA) giving her opening remarks, with Dean SPAS, Prof. J. Kinyanjui to her right and the Chairman of the Green University Concept Committee to her left.

The committee received thirteen project applications where eleven projects from the following students were presented for grading:

1. Ann Thuo – SNRES
2. Sharon Jeruto – SESS
3. Vincent/Joseph/Evan/Simon - SAB
4. Nachale Marriam - SNRES
5. Lucy Muthoni - SAB
6. Comfort Maina/Lucy/Grace - SESS
7. Joseph/Kiboke/Wabuti - SAB
8. Mcleod Nyandiga – SPAS
9. Joseph Wambugu - SPAS
10. Rophy Barasa - SAB
11. Kevin/Mary - SPAS

The DVC ( ARSA) and participants of the Green Innovations Competition displaying their certificates

The Winning teams, judges and other members of staff pose for a photo with the DVC ( ARSA)

Judges used a 10-point criteria where a grand score was computed and the average score derived. The judges are members of the green university concept committee whose chair is Dr. Mugo Mware and are drawn from four schools as follows: Dr. Michael Gachahi, SESS; Dr. Josphat Kagema, SESS; Dr. Dennis Maina, SAB; Dr. Kinya Miriti, SOB and Ms. Joan Wakasa Murumba, SPAS. All the students who sent their applications and participated were awarded with certificates of participation. Besides, the winners were presented with cash prizes donated by the Rufford Foundation Project led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (ARSA). The winning teams were ranked as indicated below:

1. Ann Thuo - SNRES
2. Kevin/Mary - SPAS
3. Joseph/Kiboke/Wabuti - SAB
4. Vincent/Joseph/Evans/Simon - SAB

The Winner (Ann Thuo) poses with the DVC (A, R & SA) and the Chairman, Green University Committee

The Green Innovation Competition was embraced well by the students and the turnout was commendable. The competition provided a platform for awareness creation on the Green University initiative which created interest, stimulated creativity and continues to instill a green entrepreneurial culture at Karatina university and with the community at large.

Karatina University Contacts

Karatina University Main Campus

Kagochi, Karatina, Nyeri County

P.O. BOX 1957—10101, Karatina, Kenya.

Tel: (+254) 20 2176 713/ Mob: (+254) 729 721 200

eMail: info@karu.ac.ke or admissions@karu.ac.ke

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