The Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academic Affairs (DVC-AA), Prof Emily Akuno, on Monday 2nd November 2020 presided over the change of guard at the Directorate of Academic Quality Assurance (DAQA). After two very effective terms in office, Prof. Kennedy Waweru (pictured left) handed over to Dr. Michael Ngala (right). Prof. Waweru has seen matters of academic quality and standards crystallize at the CUK, with the development of policies to guide curriculum development, oversight of the evaluation of courses and teaching as well as initiating the staff peer review programme among others. In handing over the reigns, he wished Dr. Ngala well, noting that the office also covered matters of disability mainstreaming, through which the university had a good working relationship with the National Council for People with Disabilities (NCPWD).

Dr. Ngala is no stranger to academic quality and standards (quality-assurance). Coming in from the examinations docket, he has been instrumental of late, in the training of students and staff as well as setting up systems for the emergency remote teaching on which we embarked in response to COVID-19. He is the academic Affairs Division’s ICT champion and contributes immensely to matters of examination regulations, conduct, and discipline.

The DVC-AA acknowledged Prof. Waweru’s contribution to the Division, noting that matters of quality and standards |quality-assurance, are uppermost in the Division’s agenda. She wished him success in his next engagement, trusting that the diligence he had demonstrated in his immediate past post will continue to distinguish his service. In welcoming Dr. Ngala to the new post, the DVC-AA encouraged him to maintain vigilance as he worked with deans and directors in serving the University.

We wish the two dons well in their new engagements.

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