Dear Staff, Students and potential students
Welcome to the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Kirinyaga University, Kenya. The School is located in the Academic Block, around 100 meters from the main gate.
Science being the driving force behind industrialization, the School offers a variety of postgraduate degree programmes, degree programmes, diploma programmes, certificate programmes and short courses.
The school is fast growing with qualified teaching and non-teaching staff and fully furnished modern computer and Science Laboratories. The School has one Department: The Department of Pure and Applied Sciences.
Our objective is to provide relevant and market oriented programmes to the students to study.
As a School of Science, we must be dedicated to making sure that science has a strong position in research. This is what has prompted us to begin offering Master’s degree programmes.
We all work together to inspire enthusiasm among young people for the mysteries of science. This is evident in the programmes we offer for example BSc (Financial Engineering) where graduates can be involved in pricing of assets and creation of new securities hence price discovery.
Personally, I am concerned with making sure that a sufficient number of young people choose a study programme that qualifies them for the job market. Not least, it is essential that enough young people choose mathematics at a sufficiently high level. In my experience, good mathematics skills are imperative for getting involved in science.
In conclusion, I encourage staff in the School to be accommodating to potential applicants and - not least - to welcome them when they begin their studies at the School of Pure and Applied Sciences!
Dr. Irene Okello
Dean (School of Pure and Applied Sciences).