By Benedict Ngetich.
Bomet University College, a constituent of Moi University recently got its own Council, gaining semi-autonomous status. It is set to become a fully-fledged university.
The Council members were sworn in recently by Moi University Senior Legal Officer, Petrolina Chepkwony at Bomet University College main campus in Bomet County.
The swearing in ceremony follows the appointment by Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i of Prof. Esther W. Muchira-Tirima as Council Chairperson and Council members comprising Rev. Dr. Robert Kipkemoi Lang’at, Dr. Peter Ithondeka, Dr. Jane Ngarari, Mr. Alex Majani and Dr. Peter Amenya Nyakundi.
Prof. Thomas Cheruiyot was sworn in as Bomet University College Acting Principal. Prof. Cheruiyot is deputised by Prof. Loice Maru who is in charge of Administration and Finance and Prof. Joshua Kwonyike in charge of Academics and Students’ Affairs.
The ceremony was witnessed by Moi University Chancellor Prof. Miriam Were, Moi University Council chairman Dr. Jeremiah Ntoloi ole Koshal, Moi University Acting Vice Chancellor Prof. Laban Ayiro and Moi University Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academics, Research and Extension, Prof. Isaac Njuguna Kimengi among other staff members.
Dr. Koshal urged the new Council to take their mandate for resource mobilization and infrastructural development seriously and to be committed to provide learning facilities to the College.
“The Library is not all that is required in an institution of higher learning like this one. There is need to mobilise resources to put up modern learning facilities including classrooms, laboratories, hostels and even recreational facilities that will ensure this University College produces all-round graduands to the job market,” said Dr. Koshal.