Above: Council of Legal Education inspector Mr. Moses Muchiri (second right) with members of the Daystar University Management Board being taken through a tour of e-libaray digital resource
The Daystar University School of Law is well on its way to receive accreditation following a visitation by the advanced technical team from the secretariat of Council of Legal Education (CLE) on Monday May 8, 2017. The team lead by the acting Director Council of Legal Education Ms. Mary Mugure and Senior Quality Assurance Licensing Officer (Law Curriculum) Mr. Moses Muchiri were received at the University by the acting Vice Chancellor Prof James Kombo, the DVC FA Mr Jomo Gatunde, the Dean School of Law Prof Moni Wekesa, the other members of Faculty School of Law and senior members of the management of the University.
The technical team reviewed the previously submitted LLB program in relation to the School of Law’s strategic plan, vision and mission of the School of Law, levels of financial commitment, status of the curriculum, matters of student assessment and support. The team also took time to look at levels of staffing and structures supporting staff development, ICT facilities and Computer labs, library and library services. Other special facilities visited by the team included the 30 sitter Moot Court with a five Judge bench, lecturers offices, teaching spaces with capacity of 30, 45 and 60 student and reading rooms, as well as faculty and staff offices.
Speaking to the Infospot, the Dean, Prof Moni Wekesa said that he anticipated at least two more visits from the Council in the immediate future but that he was confident that the School of Law will soon be admitting students. The Law program will be offered from the Daystar University School of Law Campus at Allen Groove, approximately 50 metres from the Nairobi Campus on Valley Road. The Dean thanked the other members of the School of Law, Dr Matasi and Mr Dulo for the role they are playing in founding the Daystar University School of Law.
Daystar University Allocated 340 Government Sponsored Students
Above: KUCCPS Chief Executive officer Mr. John Muraguri speaking at the Stakeholders Forum
Daystar University was this year allocated 340 government sponsored students who scored a mean Grade of C+ and above in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). The allocation was announced during the 2017/2018 stakeholders Forum of the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) held on April 26, 2017, which Daystar University was privileged to host.
The Forum was attended by Ministry of Education representatives, vice chancellors, deputy vice chancellors and registrars of both public and private universities, and Principals of Diploma colleges in Kenya.
A high level breakfast meeting preceeded the forum and was hosted by the acting VC Prof James Kombo and attended by KUCCPS Board Chair Prof. D. M Ndetei, KUCCPS Board member and Chief Executive Officer of Commission for University Education (CUE) Prof. Walter Oyawa, KUCCPS Board member and Director General, TIVETA Dr. Kipkurui Langat, KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer Mr. John Muraguri, among others.
In his report, the KUCCPS Board Chair Prof. Ndetei revealed that out of 88,626 applicants who had applied to universities for undergraduate studies, and 28, 261 to diploma colleges, 71,089 were placed in public universities and 17, 368 in private universities, while diploma colleges under TIVETA received 28,261. Out of the 17,368 placed in private universities, Daystar University received 350.
Prof. Ndetei called on the vice-chancellors to make their programmes attractive, saying that this is what attracts students to various universities. He said inter- institution transfers will open on 15th May and close on 30th June 2017. He prevailed on the vice-chancellors to be flexible and allow students who would wish to transfer to other universities to do so.
Communication to applicants will be done through KUCCPS website, contacts provided by individual applicants and applicants’ secondary schools. KUCCPS will also send targeted text messages to applicants who had provided telephone numbers. Applicants are advised to contact the universities or colleges where they have been placed for information on when to report and other admission requirements.