• Directorate of Research Extension & Linkages


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MMUST Open & Distance E-Learning Platform


On 25th – 26th July, 2016 at Bishop Stam Pastoral Centre, the ODeL Directorate organized and hosted a Module Training & Writing Workshop. The workshop was opened by Masinde Muliro’s own Deputy Vice Chancellor for Planning, Research and Innovation, Professor Egara Kabaji. The Director for Public Communication and Publishing, Dr. Bob Mbori was the official facilitator during the workshop.\

The following courses and their respective instructors were identified for the conversion into Self-Instructional Modules:

1. Research Methods & Skills – Prof. Stephen Odebero

2. MSCOM 805: Advanced Media Writing and Editing – Prof. Egara Kabaji

3. CDM 801: Disaster Theory – Dr. Nicodemus Nyandiko

4. HRM 801/MBA 801 : Foundations of Human Resource Management – Dr. Robert Egessa

5. CDM 804: Field Skills – Dr. Stanley Omuterema

6. SCR 204: Restorative Justice: Theory & Practice – Mr. Evans Oruta

The lecturers handling the courses, together with their respective Heads of Departments, underwent a conversion training of learning materials into online Self-Instructional Modules (SIMs).

The expected outputs of the workshop were:

1. Knowledge and skills in the conversion of learning materials into online SIMs.

2. Actual online SIMs (as listed above) converted from the usual word text format.

3. Cascading of the knowledge & skills in conversion of materials into online SIMs to other members of their departments & the University.

Staff Members

1. Prof. Judith Achoka

2. Mr. Jared Mudanya

3. Ms. Gentrix

4. Mr. Wilberforce Nyamwata

Research, Extension And Linkages


The Directorate of Research, Extension and Linkages (REL) was established in 2009 within the Division of Planning, Research and Innovation (PR&I). It is headed and coordinated by a Director who is answerable directly to Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Planning, Research and Innovation (PR & I).
The Directorate of Research, Extension and Linkages (REL) is charged with the responsibility of administering the research policy in the University. The directorate coordinates research proposal ethical review, identifying and circulating sources of research funding opportunities and bringing the same to the attention of researchers. It also ensures that researchers are provided with expert guidance in research proposal development. This ensures the staff maximizes the returns from their research activities. The Directorate has also compiled a database of University research publications and mobilized researchers from various academic disciplines to write proposals in response to calls for proposals made by various granting organizations.
One of the measures of relevance to any university is the level at which research knowledge generated from the university is converted into useful application in society.

For the research to find its way to the industry and indeed the end-users, the University needs to engage users actively in order to understand their needs. The University, through the Directorate of REL needs to conduct and coordinate University exhibitions, technical meetings and other fora. It also needs to accomplish training programs and rural prospects of Community Based Organizations (CBOs), women groups, youth groups, persons with disabilities, schools, institutions and farmers.

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Research, Extension And Linkages Strategic Plan





Calls for Proposals and Concept Papers



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Prof. Judith Achoka

Director Research Extension and Linkages,
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