Martha Konje

Martha Muthoni Konje

Chairperson, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Email: mkonje@kibu.ac.ke

Message from the Chairperson

Welcome to the Department of Biological, Environmental and Natural Resource Management. The department is housed in the Faculty of Science. The department caters for the needs of the student’s ranging from undergraduate up to post-graduatelevel. The department offers courses in the field of Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management and Health Sciences. The department also services other departments and faculties among them Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, department of Agriculture and Veterinary sciences and department of Science, Engineering and Technology. The department has competent academic and technical staff, equipped laboratories and state of the art facilities for teaching and research work.

The Objectives of the Department:

  • To teach , train and produce quality graduates
  • To promote quality education by offering academic programmmes based on societal needs
  • To promote linkages and partnerships both with local and international institutions
  • To engage in scientific research and innovation to address societal challenges
  • To actively participate in community services and liaisons to disseminate knowledge and promote national cohesion and integration

Courses Offered:

  1. Bsc. in Biology
  2. Bsc. in Bioresource Conservation and Management
  3. Bsc. in Environmental Sciences
  4. Msc. in Zoology

Proposed Courses To Be Offered:

  1. Bsc. in Biotechnology
  2. Bsc. in Conservation Biology
  3. Bsc. in Microbiology
  4. Bsc. in Forensic Science
  5. Msc. in Environmental Sciences
  6. Msc. in Natural Resource management
  7. Msc. in Microbiology
  8. Msc. in Botany
  9. Msc. in Fish Biology and Aquaculture
  10. Msc. in Immunology
  11. Msc. in Applied Entomology
  12. Msc. in Medical Parasitology

Proposed Diploma and short Courses

  1. Diploma in Applied Biology
  2. Diploma in Science, Laboratory and Technology
  3. Diploma in Wildlife Management and Conservation
  4. Diploma in Community Health
  5. Short course (6 months) in Environmental Impact Assessment
  6. Bridging in Biology (3 months) course

Contacts
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
P.O. Box 1699—50200
BUNGOMA – KENYA
Location: Bungoma
Country: Kenya
Telephone Number: 0202028660/0708085934
Email :deptbes@kibu.ac.ke

 

Faculty of Science Stakeholders Workshop on New Academic Programmes

Faculty of Science (FS) held a successful two days Stakeholders Workshop for the new academic programmes (Diploma, Bachelors, Masters and PhD) on 26th -27th November, 2019 at the Multi-purpose hall.  The workshop was declared opened by DVC (Academics and Students Affairs), Prof S. Shibairo. In attendance was Ag. DVC (Administration, Finance and Development) Prof. Siamba. The theme of the workshop was “Current Trend in training of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Professionals”.

Keynote speakers made presentations of the various programmes:

  1. Betty Mayeku, CECM, Education and Vocational Training, Bungoma County
  2. Betty Osumba, TVETA
  3. Benard Makokha Willis, KIRDI
  4. Onesmus Makhanu, Director of Agriculture, Bungoma County

The workshop was attended by over 100 stakeholders from 34 different research institutions and industries.

Faculty of Science Stakeholders Workshop on New Academic Programmes

Faculty of Science Stakeholders Workshop on New Academic Programmes

Faculty of Science Stakeholders Workshop on New Academic Programmes

Faculty of Science Stakeholders Workshop on New Academic Programmes

Faculty of Science Stakeholders Workshop on New Academic Programmes

Multidisciplinary Research Team between Kibabii University and Moi University at Clean Cooking Forum 2019 Workshop

The multidisciplinary research team between Kibabii University and Moi University attended the Transforming Energy Access – Learning Partnership (TEA-LP) workshop themed “Clean Cooking Forum 2019” in Nairobi on 5th to 7th November, 2019. The workshop was attended by over 500 delegates from more 50 countries. TEA-LP project aims to support the development of multidisciplinary postgraduate academic curricula at African higher education institutions to bridge the skills gap in Africa’s rapidly-growing energy access sector.

Multidisciplinary Research Team between Kibabii University and Moi University at Clean Cooking Forum 2019 Workshop

Multidisciplinary Research Team between Kibabii University and Moi University at Clean Cooking Forum 2019 Workshop

FS Orientation of 2019/2020 First Year Students

2019/2020 first year students during the Faculty of Science (FS) orientation forum led by Dr. Lucy Chikamai. Students were introduced to faculty lecturers and faculty functions, services and procedures. The event took place on 18th September, 2019 in Auditorium C

FS Orientation of 2019/2020 First Year Students

FS Orientation of 2019/2020 First Year Students

FS Orientation of 2019/2020 First Year Students

Part Time Lecturers & Technicians 2019/2020 Academic Year

Kibabii University in pursuit of its Vision to be a Global and Dynamic University of Excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation, wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacant Part Time Positions in the indicated departments:

VACANT POSITIONS:

  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Lecturer
  • Tutorial Fellow
  • Senior Technician
  • Technician
  • Instructor
1.      FACULTY OF SCIENCE
DepartmentAreas of Specialization
Science, Technology and EngineeringRenewable Energy
Chemistry
Physics
Master of Science in Physics
Biological and Applied Science

 

Botany
Zoology
Bio-resource
Agriculture and Veterinary ScienceAnimal Science/Animal Health
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Economics
Crop Protection
Agronomy/Agric. Biotechnology
Soil Science
MathematicsMathematics (Bachelors Courses)
Masters Courses

Statistics

Pure

Applied

PhD. Courses

Statistics

Pure

Applied

 

  

Applicants for teaching Masters and PhD Courses must be PhD holders in relevant areas.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications with copies of academic certificates and curricula vitae should be addressed to:

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics and Student Affairs)

P.O. Box 1699-50200

BUNGOMA

Tel. No. 0708085934/0734831729

 DEADLINE

Applications should be submitted by Friday 16th August, 2019 at 5.00 pm.

Part Time Lecturers & Technicians 2019/2020 Academic Year

Multidisciplinary Research Team at the Transforming Energy Access Workshop

Multidisciplinary research team between Kibabii University and Moi University at Strathmore University for the Transforming Energy Access – Learning Partnership Multidisciplinary Curriculum Development Workshop. A total of 8 African countries in attendance

Multidisciplinary Research Team at the Transforming Energy Access Workshop

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University held its 3rd Graduation Ceremony on 23rd November, 2018 at the Graduation Square. The colorful ceremony was presided over by Ambassador (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education on behalf of the Chancellor, H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta.

1704 graduands were awarded with doctorates, degrees, diplomas and certificates in various fields; Doctorates 6, Masters 26, Bachelors 1314, Diplomas 302 and Certificates 56.

Faculty of Science had: 2 Doctorates, 6 Masters and 122 Bachelors.

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Showcasing Biogas Plant at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Kibabii University led by DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. participate in the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018 at the Masinde Muliro showground in Kanduyi. The A.S.K Satellite show took place on 19th September, 2018 – 22nd September, 2018. At the event Faculty of Science showcasing Biogas plant constructed using readily available material. The plant generate biogas from simple household food waste and used in cooking

Showcasing Biogas Plant at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Showcasing Biogas Plant at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Showcasing Biogas Plant at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Showcasing Biogas Plant at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Nursing Degree

Nursing Degree
Kibabii University (KIBU) is preparing to offer Degrees in Nursing. The University joins University of Nairobi; Moi University; Kenyatta University; Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology; Mt. Kenya University, University of Central and Eastern Africa- Baraton as core capacity builders in Nursing Education at Degree level. A Stakeholders’ forum for the discussion of this programme was held on Thursday October 29, 2015, at the spacious multipurpose hall of KIBU and brought together senior officials in Government, Academic and Private Sector. Speaking during the event, The VC Prof. Ipara Idero, reiterated the need for enhanced capacity building in the nursing profession.

Biological and Environmental Sciences Links