Mr. Brian Obiero Ogango is the 4th and current president of The Co-operative University of Kenya Students Union (CUKSU). He is the Chairperson of the Student Governing Council (SGC) of CUKSU for the year 2020/2021. He also serves as an executive member of the Universities Presidents Council. He holds a Diploma in Co-operative Management from The Co-operative University of Kenya and is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Co-operative Business (Finance Option) and is in his 4th year of study in the same University. He has perused a Digital Marketing Certification with Google in partnership with eMobiis Academy. He has also undertaken a program dubbed Focus on Africa from the University of Santa Cruz in California, United States.
Previously, he worked at eMobilis as a Google Digital Skills Consultant where he reached to the young generation on how to become technologically savvy and become advocates of their communities.
Currently, the SGC is constituted of seven cabinet members and six congresspersons who work closely to ensure the delivery of services to the Union. This government has worked tirelessly in close collaboration with the University Management to ensure progress is achieved and learning does not halt during this pandemic of the novel coronavirus.
I would wish to sincerely thank the management for being a listening partner whenever we need them and the efforts they have made and continue to make all in a bid of ensuring that the University becomes a better place than we found it.
I want to most sincerely thank all students for voting for this government. This will always remain a landmark in our lives as student leaders. You remain our partners forever. God bless you all, God bless the Co-operative University of Kenya!
Miss Monicah Mumbi Mugwe is a 4th-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). She has served in different leadership capacities at the Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK); being a Class Representative for two years, the Finance and Accounting Student Association (FASA) Secretary-General 2019/2020. On the 10th of March 2020, she was elected to the position of Vice-Chairperson of The Co-operative University of Kenya Student Union (CUKSU).
As the Vice Chairperson CUKSU, she serves as the Leader of Business of the Student Governing Council (SGC) in congress. Her core role in the Council is to advocate for high-quality academic facilities, resources, and services, by having a close link with the University Management. Mumbi, in her service as the Vice President, has managed to harmonize the school faculties and the students through the nomination of academic secretaries of each school. This has helped resolve departmental issues raised by students more efficiently at the departmental levels with the help of class representatives and congress representatives. She has united all class representatives from all departments by creating academic forums where they all discuss and advise on all academic issues of the university. She has spearheaded better learning in the university by ensuring good rapport and flow of communication between students and staff and beginning semesters on time through the weekly reports to chairs and deans of schools through the academic secretaries. All this has been made possible by the unity and support of my fellow Council members and I am very grateful for the cordial working relationship we enjoy all aimed at the betterment of the comrades.
Special thanks go out to all the class representatives, academic secretaries, academic committee, and my fellow students for giving me a chance to serve them and helping us achieve in the academic sector. I extend my thanks to the entire University Management and all the Departments that partake in the academic sector of the school for their continued support as we deliver. Many thanks to my loved ones for their undying support during my service. Above all, I thank the almighty God for all His countless deeds. May God bless the Co-operative University of Kenya.
Vincent Kimutai Vitalis is a 4th-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at The Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK). He is the Secretary-General of the Students Governing Council (SGC). He is serving as the official spokesperson of the Union and maintains contacts with all other Universities. As The Co-operative University of Kenya Students Union (CUKSU) Secretary-General, he ensures constant communication with students, keeping them updated on what is going in the university, what is expected of them, reminding them of protocols to be observed. His achievements include; As an official, he is the Chairperson of the Information and External Relations Committee, where he has been offering online Information forums to Freshers class of 2020. He is coordinating closely with the recently created Directorate of Alumni, Career Services and International Students (DACSIS) and the Higher Educations Loans Board (HELB) that has been tasked with the mandate to source funds and disburse to students in order to embrace teaching, learning, and research. Mr. Kimutai is also the Vice-Chairperson of the Academic Affairs Committee that trains students on Email activation, the use of the LMS eMasomo platform, and sensitizing learners to offer KENET discounted rate data bundles. Further, he is a member of the Finance Committee that ensures all the finances of CUKSU are administered under a system of accounting recognized by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
Elvis Osundwa Echesa is a 4th student at The Co-operative University of Kenya pursuing a Bachelor’s of Commerce (Finance) at The Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK) and the current Finance Secretary to the Student Governing Council (SGC)
The docket I head is majorly concerned with planning, budgeting, and managing of finances of The Co-operative University of Kenya Student Union (CUKSU). The treasurer is endowed with the responsibility of chairing the tendering board for tendering purposes and being the caretaker of all non-current assets and investments of the Students Union.
My mantra is to diligently and positively serve the comrades in my capacity as the treasurer and in any other role. I endeavor to always ensure the timely remuneration of the members and conducting feasible projects. It’s quite an honor serving in the student council with my fellow members.
Maisha Abdijamil Mohamed is a 3rd-year student at The Co-operative University of Kenya, Nairobi, Karen pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Community Development. She is currently serving as Gender and Special Needs Secretary in The Co-operative University of Kenya Students Union. She has excellent management, leadership, interpersonal skills, high energy, high integrity, and discipline. Her areas of expertise are conflict management and counseling skills. During her tenure, she organized an event celebrating International Day of people living with disabilities together with my special needs family at Thika primary on 3rd December, Creating a strong bond with people living with disabilities hence the ease of communication and establishing of trust with one another, fighting for their rights: the right to be recognized by and in the institution and treated with dignity and respect as everyone else, Mentoring individuals with special needs and supporting them where necessary. She has also facilitated the creation of a platform for the Muslim brothers and sisters, ‘Noorul Islam Foundation’ with an aim to support the orphans and the needy people in our society through the contribution of money, foodstuff, clothing, spending time with them. She has also managed to reduce gender disparities by enlightening all CUKSU members about their place in society.
Baraka Mutiti Kamande is a 4th-year student at The Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK) pursuing a Bachelor’ of Commerce (Procurement) program. He is currently serving as the Social Welfare, Accommodation, Sports and Entertainment secretary. He is a self-driven person with excellence in management, leadership, and of high integrity, high energy, and discipline. He is a social person with an interest in learning more from people. During his reign, he managed to increase the hygiene, the number of utensils, and the types of meals taken by the students at the university mess. He has also managed to ensure the cleaning of students’ halls of residence is done regularly and the sanitation kept clean which has reduced the number of infections caused by dirty sanitation and toilets.
Having been the first Social Welfare Secretary to serve under abnormal times where things were not happening as they used to be, he managed to cater to the welfare of the students and families that were hit by the demise of their loved ones and even students. Through this, he managed to bring the whole university fraternity to be one and showed love and humanity to every shareholder of the university.
He has managed to work closely with the housekeeping and the medical department to ensure that during the Covid-19 pandemic, all the hostels were fumigated to prevent the spread of the virus in the university.
Francis Kelian Mpario is 4th year a student of The Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK), pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce (Procurement). Francis is currently serving as campus representative Nairobi CBD Campus. He brings with him excellent management, leadership, interpersonal skills, high energy, high integrity, and discipline. Some of the key responsibilities he performance include representing the Campus in any of the function in institution organized by the Student Governing Council (SGC), attending any official meeting with an interest in sorting any burning issues from the Nairobi CBD campus, and passing relevant information to the students.
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS SGC 2020/2021
During this tenure, the Student Governing Council (SGC) has championed the following:
- Better delivery of services in the learning process by ensuring that the system capacity is increased to facilitate eLearning;
- Many WIFI hot spots around the University;
- Better washrooms at Accra hostels;
- Security checks at the gate to be quick and efficient; and
- Learning to begin immediately, when we commence a semester.
The SGC also has done the following:
- COVID-19 virtual awareness through our University YouTube Channel in collaboration with the Corporate Communications Office;
- We have increased outdoor tents that students can use to study outside the classroom to reduce congestion and abide by the Ministry of Health protocol of social distancing;
- Held the University Intervarsity prayer day;
- We have done drug and HIV/AIDS awareness amongst our students; and
- The CUKSU President, Vice president and Secretary General represented the Union in Universities Student Leaders Summit in Mombasa.
PAST CUKSU PRESIDENTS
The presidents who have served before him (emeritus) include:
- John Paul Otieno (2017/2018)
- Alphonse Augustus (2018/2019)
- Wickliffe Mbaka (2019/2020)
The current SGC wishes to most sincerely thank all the previous CUKSU presidents and leadership for the good work they did during your tenure. May God richly bless you!
The student governing council Official Contacts
Mr. Brian Obiero – President
Tel No: 0717261709
Miss Monica Mumbi – Vice President
Mr. Vincent Kimutai Vitalis –
Mr. Francis Kelian Mpario-
Mr. Elvis Echesa – Treasurer
Mr. Baraka Mutiti –
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