July 6, 2016
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) has held a corruption prevention and sensitization forum for students and staff.
In his speech, Vice Chancellor, Prof Peter Mbithi said that the university had put in place numerous strategies to fight corruption in a bid to improve service delivery.
The Vice Chancellor noted that the college had many potential avenues for corruption including; plagiarism, cheating in exams, late exams records and irregular award of tenders among others.
Prof. Mbithi called upon the college community to take personal responsibility in upholding professionalism and integrity. “There should be a paradigm shift in the way we work, we should uphold ethical values and integrity.” He said.
The Vice Chancellors speech was read on his behalf by Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice Chancellor Student Affairs.
Prof. Mbeche speaking during the Forum
On his part, CHSS Principal, Prof Enos Njeru said that even though the corruption sensitization forum was an element of the wider university Performance Contracting, it was also meant to create awareness and empower students and staff on issues of corruption and integrity. Prof Njeru also said that all members of the college are obliged to fight corruption at a personal and professional level.
Among the trainers were, Mrs. Beatrice Wanjala, Integrity and Assurance officer of the university and Dr. Grace Kiringa from the legal office among others.