The National Defence University-Kenya (NDU-K) held its 6th Regular Council Meeting today, 16 February 2024, at the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) in Karen, a college of NDU-K.

From the council meeting, it was noted that NDU-K was the only University that falls under two Ministries; the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Defence.

During the meeting, Chief of the Defence Forces who also is the Chairman of the NDU-K Council, General Francis Ogolla, noted that the University continued to execute its mandate through innovative academic programmes and cutting-edge research initiatives. He urged the Vice-Chancellor and his staff to ensure that they continue to impart knowledge and skills to NDU-K students in order to equip them with the necessary tools to address the dynamic challenges of our time.

“As we delve into the agenda of today’s meeting, I wish to reiterate the Council’s role in providing policy guidance and strategy. We must ensure that our service delivery aligns with the highest standards of quality and efficiency, driven by a strong human resource capacity dedicated to fulfilling the University’s mandate. I urge the University management to be innovative to ensure that the University grows in all aspects of academics and research within the limitations of the human and capital resources available,” added the CDF.

The Vice-chancellor of National Defence University-Kenya, Major General Said Farah, informed the Council that, following the University’s entry into a Performance Contract with the Government of Kenya, for the first time, the University upheld its performance commitment so far and has met performance targets set in the contract for the last two quarters of the financial year. He also reported that the approval process of the reviewed University structure and governance instruments is still ongoing. The University Statutes review is also ongoing and will soon be presented to Parliament and State Law for Gazettement.

“I am glad to report that the University continues to make good progress in academics, research and innovation, collaboration/linkages as well as in finance and administration,” said the Vice-Chancellor.

Also present during the Council meeting were Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Jonah Mwangi, Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General Peter Njiru, Commander Kenya Air Force Major General John Omenda, Commander Kenya Navy Major General Jimson Mutai, General Officers, Ms. Agnes Shikuku representing the DG NIS and Senior Officers.

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