Members of the CODESRIA team, comprising of the participants and trainers during the opening ceremony of the CODESRIA College of Academic Mentors Institute training graced by the Registrar RIO, Professor Vincent Onywera, accompanied by key note speaker Dr. Godwin Murunga
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Participants comparing notes in their groups during the Group Discussion Session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography referring to her notes on Research Integrity and Ethics during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the KUCC
The gracious Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography, explaining ethical concepts in research to members of the CODESRIA team during the 10 day workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Lead trainer, Professor Bangura of Howard University responding to participants’ queries during question and answer session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura explaining to the participants about the Ideal Dissertation Structure during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Chris Shisanya giving his presentation on Epistemological Paradigms in Social Research during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School at KUCC
Professor Ishmael Munene presenting a certificate of participation to Lydia Amoah from University of Ghana during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Florence Shingirayi Chamisa from University of FortHare during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Sylvester Kohol Shima from University of Ibadan during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitators Professors Chris Shisanya being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitators Professors Joy Obando being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
Dr. Godwin Murunga, the Incoming Executive Secretary of CODESRIA giving his closing remarks during the workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.

Tagline
Offering cutting edge training on public policy and administrators.
Summary
Our goal is to version out well rounded public policy administrators through rigorous, multifaceted training in policy brief writing, analysis and implementation.
Fact sheet
- Established in 2012.
-The current chairman: Prof David Minja
-Past Chaiman: Dr Felix Kiruthu
-Courses are offered in four campuses, Main campus along Thika Road, City Campus, Nyeri, Mombasa and Nakuru
Academics
-PPA started with one undergraduate program offering a bachelor in public policy and administration. Shortly after, two masters programs were added: An executive master’s in public policy and administration (EMPPA) and a regular masters in the same (MPPA). The executive course is a professional graduate degree and is meant for the working cadre who wish to deepen and enrich their professions. Note this course is not meant as a step towards a PhD. If you wish to pursue an academic career and proceed for PhD, it would be advisable to take the regular MPPA. The executive class is only offered on Saturday at the city campus.
The regular MPPA is an academic degree and can be considered for PhD studies. This is offered in our campuses in the evenings, other than at the main.
In 2016, two new programmes were approved by the senate: PhD in Public policy and Administrative, course-thesis mode and the Masters in Leadership administration.
Modes of study:
Regular:

  • Bachelors: only main campus. September and May intakes .

Executive:

  • EMPPA: Saturday, City campus only

The programs are offered in Kericho, Nakuru, Mombasa, Nyeri and City for MPPA
PhD at City Campus
BPPA, is offered in Main Campus
The programs are offered in 3 main modes
-Regular
-Part Time and
- DSVOL( online mode), other than PhD

Masters:
Number of Units offered:
- 18 units i.e 14 regular units, 2 electives, project equivalent to 4 units

 

 

 

DEPARTMENTAL CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

Date

Event

Purpose

In attendance

Achievement

January

Ku-Hungary meeting

Set up  corroboration between Hungarian universities and Kenyatta university

Dr F Kiruthu (Chairman) Prof M Minja,  Dr Muna, Hungarian delegation

Exchange programme established. Prof M Minja will be in hungry in April 2017 at the university of ? For two weeks where he will teach policy (?)

February

Chinese-Ku cooperation

Discuss ways of  corroboration between Kenyatta university and Chinese Academy of social sciences

The Vice Chancellor, Dr F Kiruthu,  Professor Minja, Dr Muna, Dr Patrick Mbataru, Chinese Delegation

?

Calendar of events for the year

March-  June

Plan for Bangladesh training course

 

 

 

June - August

Normal university calendar

 

 

 

August-December

Normal university calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affiliated programmes,collaborations and resources 

  • The department members have access to numerous international and local journals, publications. One needs to enrol with the library to have access to the publications.
  • The department partners with Somali International University for a master class ( MPPA)

Department of Public Policy and Administration hosts Prof PLO Lumumba

plo lumumba  On Friday 3rd March 2015, Prof PLO Lumumba was the guest speaker at Kenyatta University-City Campus, where he gave a stimulating lecture on the importance of integrity in the public sector in Kenya. The event was attended by masters’ students in the Department of Public policy and Administration and the academic staff. The event was also graced by the Director-City Campus, Prof Caroline Thoruwa.

Tracing the issues of integrity to the history of the struggle for liberation in the African continent and the work of heroes and heroines such as Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel Mandela, Julius Nyerere and Kwame Nkrumah, Prof Lumumba emphasized the importance of ideological focus as an inspiration to good governance and public integrity. He challenged Kenyan leaders to emulate the great sacrifice of our liberation heroes and heroines who shunned accumulation of material resources for public integrity and patriotism.

After the lecture, both staff and students enjoyed a cup of tea courtesy of the Vice Chancellor during which time they continued with interaction. The Department thanks the Prof Lumumba and other Guest Speakers for their support.

1).Proposed conference for policy : November, 2018

2). SCHOLARSHIP
Attention to GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS from developing countries with:
1.) No less than 5-year working experiences [flexible]
2.) Under the age of 45 [flexible]
3.) Good English proficiency [proven by TOEFL/IELTS/GRE certificate and interview (by phone or face to face) during the selection process]
4.) Approval from superintendent
 
Tsinghua University (in Beijing, People’s Republic of China) offers the International Master of Public Administration (IMPA) scholarship 2016. Under the School of Public Policy and Management, the 1 year program offers you a wide scope of study in governance, public policy, politics, economy and selective courses in various fields. All courses are in English.

Studying at top university in China allows you to enjoy a comprehensive library collection of literature, learn from world-class professors, share knowledge with students from all over the world and prepares yourself to be a better decision maker.

If your are SERIOUSLY interested and ready to start your adventure in China next year, please send me your email address. I will nominate 3 – 5 of you to the board and they will contact you in person. The deadline for receiving the application materials is December 17, 2015, so I expect to receive your confirmation by the end of this month.

For more information, please contact me, Apri on WA +62 87889362890 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
About IMPA http://www.sppm.tsinghua.edu.cn/english/Admission/IMPA/
Tsinghua ranking http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2012/oct/03/world-top-100-universities-2012
 
(Jurusan yang ditawarkan hanya Master Administrasi Publik)

3). Energy Innovation Challenge

We are almost ready to launch our first Smart Villages innovation competition for East African students, and I'm happy to share.Applicants must be "A current student* or recent graduate (within two years) at an East African university or higher learning institution."Tthe competition is currently open for applications until 17th April.
We've designed it so top entries will win a spot in the CDI's summer programme with full travel and accommodation costs paid by Smart Villages, plus the opportunity to win at least $3000 in prize capital.
I would be grateful if you could share this with anyone in your network who might be able to reach students who would like to apply.
I have attached the full call for applications, which has been designed to be shared with students, and full information can be found at the competition website: http://e4sv.org/competitions/challenge/

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SERVICE RENDERED

TIME LINE

ACTION BY

1

Provision of Information on courses offered by the department and their requirements

On the Spot

Chairman/Academic Advisor

2

Signing of registration forms for courses or for unit adjustment

On the Spot

Assigned Lecturers

3

Recommendation/Introductory letter/Attachment letters

3 hours

Chairman

 

4

Sorting out missing marks

3 Days

Examinations  Coordinator/Concerned Lecturer

 

5

Clearance of students on completion of studies

On the Spot

Chairman

6

Assessment of a proposal

Two weeks after submission

Chairman DBPS/Ass. Lecturers

7

Marking of CATs

2 weeks after the CAT is done

Lecturers Teaching Respective Units

8

Marking of Examination Scripts

3 weeks after the examination date

Lecturers Teaching Respective Units

9

Queries on either teaching or Examination timetables

On the Spot

Departmental Time-tabler/Lecturer

10

Forwarding a thesis for Examination of a corrected Thesis

On the Spot

Chairman

11

Arranging for a seminar for either proposal presentation or progress report

2 weeks from the booking date

Departmental Seminar Coordinator/Chairman DBPS

 

Bachelor Of Arts (Public Policy And Administration)    msword      pdf

Master Of Arts (Public Policy And Administration)    msword     pdf

Executive Master Of Arts (Public Policy And Administration)     msword     pdf

Bachelor of Public Policy and Administration (BPPA)

In addition to the masters’ programmes, Kenyatta University also launched a Bachelor of Public policy and Administration degree programme, tailored to develop analytical skills among students in order to enhance quality of service especially at the middle level of administration in both the public and private sector. The programme targets persons who wish to pursue their career either in the public service or the private sector, by equipping them with practical skills for solving public policy and administration challenges.  Even more importantly, it is designed to bring about attitudinal change in the public service by cultivating a culture of accountability and transparency. The Bachelor of Public Policy and Administration (BPPA) takes duration of four (4) years. The programme provides an opportunity for many public servants to grow in the career as it accommodates those with relevant diploma certificates who wish to upgrade to higher levels of training.


The Executive Master of Public Policy and Public Administration Programme (EMPPA)
The Executive Master of Public Policy and Administration degree programme at Kenyatta University was designed for executives and senior managers in government, private sector and Non –Governmental Organizations.  The main focus of the Programme is to equip senior executives with the knowledge, relationships and tools necessary to drive results at the highest levels of management of public and private sector. The establishment of this programme was motivated by the high demand for diverse public policy analysis and administration skills by executives and senior managers in both the private and public sector but who are unable to take study leave. Thus, candidates enroll and pursue the programme while working in their respective positions. The programme is open to executives from diverse backgrounds ranging from humanities, legal, natural sciences, education as well as those with a business management orientation.
The programme provides skills for public policy problem-solving through identifying societal problems, subjecting them to critical analysis, and weighing possible solutions through discussions, lectures and guest speaker presentations.  EMPPA takes duration of one calendar year (12 months) and comprises three (3) trimesters. Its main attraction is that it offers both a flexible mode of delivery and flexible time for learning as it is only offered in the evenings and weekends. Consequently, it does not interrupt work schedules of senior executives and managers.  Another advantage of the programme is that it offers an ideal setting for networking, exchange of ideas and experiences among fellow students and staff.

Target groups for this programme include:  all those serving in leadership positions such as Management consultants, Executive and senior managers in any of the following areas: Private sector, Government departments, Parastatals, Foreign missions, Faith based institutions, Local and international NGO’s and Educational institutions.  Class size is deliberately made small so as to accommodate between 10 and 20 students. This is important in providing a good environment for more personalized interaction between the professors and their students.

Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) Programme
Like EMPPA, the Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) is an interdisciplinary graduate programme designed to provide students with skills needed for effective public administration and policy analysis, both locally and internationally. The establishment of this programme was motivated by the high demand for diverse public policy analysis and administration skills by executives and senior managers in both the private and public sector but who are unable to take study leave. Thus, candidates enroll and pursue the programme while working in their respective positions. The MPPA degree programme consists of coursework, examination and research project. The programme is offered in the evenings/weekend and students are required to take a total of twenty (20) units by the end of the programme. This includes 16 taught units and a research project which is equivalent to 4 units.

Prof. David Minja

Chairman, Department of Public Policy and Administration

Email:chairman-ppa@ku.ac.ke


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