KU RESEARCH MODULES
BY
PROFESSOR PAUL OKEMO
 Evolved from Reports on our Educational
System since 1963
 The ominde report (1964)- to foster National
Unity and Devel...
 In the 1960s and 1970s there was first
growth with GDP at 6%
 This GDP was not sustained in the 80s and
90s. In came do...
 The economy managed to recover and by
2007, the growth in GDP was back to 6%
 This slowed down during 2007/2008 post-
e...
 This is founded on THREE pillars, Economic,
Social, and Political
 Economic: tourism, agriculture,
manufacturing etc.
...
 To realize our Vision 2030, the Education
system had to be re-aligned
 To be responsive to needs of the society
 To to...
 Be dynamic
 All inclusive
 Globally competitive centre of excellence
 Providing quality education
 Training, and res...
 Provide quality education
 Provide quality training
 Through knowledge generation
 Research
 Innovation
 Creativity...
 The Response greatly increased demand for
University education
 We note that the population has increased,
and
 The nu...
 For example, in 2011, the population of
Postgraduate students was 3,716
 This increased to 5,218 in 2012
 Presently (2...
 The University of Nairobi, Requirement for
study was for Course work, Research and
Thesis
 Or Course work, and Project
...
 Despite the increased intake of Post Graduate
students the regulations remain more or less
the same.
 The ratio of stud...
 In the 70s and 80s, one supervisor could
have one or two postgraduate students
 In the 1990s or 2000, it was two or thr...
 The development of some E-supervision in
some areas have helped
 Introduction of Internet has helped
submission of and ...
 To co-ordinate postgraduate programs in all
schools
 Quality Assurance and Quality control of all
postgraduate programs...
 Consider recommendations for new programs
in schools and recommend to senate
 To explore ways of enabling postgraduate
...
 There is no doubt we have challenges
 We must increase intake of postgraduate
students to meet our mandate
 But we lac...
 We need to learn from what other Universities
around the word have done.
 We ask ourselves, “Are we in the right
direct...
THE END
THANK YOU
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Doctoral studies and e-supervision at Kenyatta University by Prof. Paul Okemo, Dean of the Graduate School, on research modules at KU.

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  1. 1. KU RESEARCH MODULES BY PROFESSOR PAUL OKEMO
  2. 2.  Evolved from Reports on our Educational System since 1963  The ominde report (1964)- to foster National Unity and Development  Gachathi report (1976)- Which was to reform the structure of Education  Mackay report (1988)- whose recommendation established the 8-4-4 sytem of Education
  3. 3.  In the 1960s and 1970s there was first growth with GDP at 6%  This GDP was not sustained in the 80s and 90s. In came down to 3%  In the year 2001-2004, the Govt. responded by developing the Poverty Reduction Strategic Paper (PRSP)  The PRSP focused on development of Human Resource among other things.
  4. 4.  The economy managed to recover and by 2007, the growth in GDP was back to 6%  This slowed down during 2007/2008 post- election violence  And the Government has responded by development of Kenya Vision 2030
  5. 5.  This is founded on THREE pillars, Economic, Social, and Political  Economic: tourism, agriculture, manufacturing etc.  Social: Education and Training, Health, Water etc  Political governance: Rule of law, Democracy, Election and Political Reforms etc
  6. 6.  To realize our Vision 2030, the Education system had to be re-aligned  To be responsive to needs of the society  To tolerate decent and differing opinion  To be investigative and analytical  And to be innovative
  7. 7.  Be dynamic  All inclusive  Globally competitive centre of excellence  Providing quality education  Training, and research for sustainable development
  8. 8.  Provide quality education  Provide quality training  Through knowledge generation  Research  Innovation  Creativity and community service
  9. 9.  The Response greatly increased demand for University education  We note that the population has increased, and  The number of Universities have also increased from one in the 1970s to 22 public and 23 private universities presently  The number of student seeking Post graduate training have also increased greatly
  10. 10.  For example, in 2011, the population of Postgraduate students was 3,716  This increased to 5,218 in 2012  Presently (2013) the population of Postgraduate students is 7,109  And because of the introduction of Free Primary Education by the NARC Government this will double in the near future
  11. 11.  The University of Nairobi, Requirement for study was for Course work, Research and Thesis  Or Course work, and Project  A student was supposed to stay in contact with the Lecturer every month and to give a progress report every semester.
  12. 12.  Despite the increased intake of Post Graduate students the regulations remain more or less the same.  The ratio of student to Lecturer has increased greatly  It is presently difficult for a lecturer to stay in conduct with all their postgraduate students and effectively guide the students Research
  13. 13.  In the 70s and 80s, one supervisor could have one or two postgraduate students  In the 1990s or 2000, it was two or three  Now some lecturers have up to 7 Research and thesis students plus 50 project students  But the same lecturers are required to teach THREE units each semester sometimes with very large classes
  14. 14.  The development of some E-supervision in some areas have helped  Introduction of Internet has helped submission of and communication electronically  This has helped in IBP, Regular and ODeL programs  But there are cases where Quality can be compromised.
  15. 15.  To co-ordinate postgraduate programs in all schools  Quality Assurance and Quality control of all postgraduate programs  Development of appropriate instruments for tracking and monitoring of students progress and Examinations
  16. 16.  Consider recommendations for new programs in schools and recommend to senate  To explore ways of enabling postgraduate students publish their work  To solicit and allocate research and scholarship funds to postgraduate students  Search for innovative ways to further the University mission on research and the National Vision 2030
  17. 17.  There is no doubt we have challenges  We must increase intake of postgraduate students to meet our mandate  But we lack space to accommodate them  We lack facilities to enable them realize their goals  We also lack enough Lecturers to attend to them
  18. 18.  We need to learn from what other Universities around the word have done.  We ask ourselves, “Are we in the right direction?”  How do we Benchmark with other Universities around the world?  How do we solve our challenges?  Are there any innovative ways of solving the problem  These are the Questions we need to share with Catalan University.
  19. 19. THE END THANK YOU

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