AG. VICE CHANCELLOR MEET UP WITH DUSA NAIROBI
The Ag. Vice Chancellor Rev. Prof. James Kombo has appealed to staff and faculty at all levels to support ongoing efforts to create an enabling environment for the learning process to take place.
Prof. Kombo was speaking at an informal luncheon with the DUSA Executive, Valley Road campus, last Tuesday, 16th January 2018. The student team was led by the DUSA President, Mr. Aloys Lavern Otieno.
DUSA sought to be updated on a few issues key among them the sports pitch for Valley Road campus students, student suspensions, and exemptions for Diploma students proceeding to undergraduate degree programmes. Prof Kombo said that the University was keen to get this matter sorted and will give a response shortly. Once resolved, 30 students in various undergraduate programmes are likely to benefit. The practice of course exemptions was stopped by the Commission for University Education (CUE).
Regarding student suspensions, Prof. Kombo urged DUSA to trust in the ability of the Council to guide on the matter. The DUSA President expressed his satisfaction and confidence that a solution will soon be found.
Prof. Kombo took the opportunity to introduce the just appointed Ag. DVC Academic Affairs Prof. Bernard Boyo who is also the Dean, School of Arts and Humanities. Present also was the Ag. Dean of Students, Dr. Peterson Mwangi.
Saying that he operated with an open-door policy, the Ag. DVC Prof. Bernard Boyo invited the cooperation of DUSA and urged both the students and administration to cultivate goodwill and promote cohesiveness. “I am confident we’re going to have a good working relationship,” he said as he called on students to come and “engage, talk, laugh and pray together.”
Prof. Kombo called on the University community to cultivate a culture of responsibility whether in class attendance, teaching or providing support services.
“I urge you all to arise and do what you can to place Daystar at a higher place than where it has been over the last 40 years,” said the Ag. VC.
Quoting Ecclesiastes 3, Dennis Omwenga, DUSA Clubs Secretary observed that this was a season for building and not tearing down, calling on all to rebuild.
This was reiterated by DUSA Treasurer, Felix Gizuri. “Despite everything [that happened] Daystar remains a great institution and I am committed to rebuilding. My siblings and children will come to Daystar.”