#### Dr. Boniface Kwach (PhD),MSc Maseno,BSc Moi, PGDE Kenyatta

Chairman, Department of Mathematics

Email: bkwach@kibu.ac.ke

I WELCOME YOU ALL, Ladies and gentlemen. It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Kibabii University in Mathematics Department. As a Department, we put the student at the core of everything it does;with keen interest on research and innovation. The need for graduates with mathematical and statistical skills to give solutions to the ever increasing global challenges cannot be overemphasized. Here in Mathematics Department, we strive to train graduates with practical mathematical computing skills beyond the classroom. The department hosts an algebra system in a modern scientific computing laboratory in collaboration with the University of Sydney; Australia. Students in the first year are exposed to basic mathematics, statistics, fundamentals of computing, computer programing and social sciences. In the later years, the students are mentored into Mathematical Applications as scientists that can apply their skills in data analysis, research, public and private employment. The department of mathematics has continuously benefited from the university wide graduate recruitment of exemplary students in mathematics. Training of the students is enhanced by industrial exposure through industrial attachment. The mathematics graduate of Kibabii University is therefore easily employable within the university and in the general public and private sector, locally and internationally. Degree courses are offered to Ph.D level in pure and applied mathematics, statistics among many upcoming programmes.

The success of our students is realized through a team of dedicated staff that includes the following staff members namely: Prof. Shem Omukunda Aywa (Pure Mathematics); Dr.Lucy Chikamai (Pure Mathematics) ;Dr. Boniface Otieno Kwach (Applied Mathematics); Dr. Vincent Marani (Pure Mathematics) ;Mr. Vincent Magero (Statistics), Mr. Daniel Biwott (Statistics), Mr. Mulati Nyukuri (Statistics), Mr. Moses Kololi (Statistics); Mr. Mulambula Andanje (Applied Mathematics), Mr. John Sirengo (Statistics); Ms. Yvonne Kariuki (Pure mathematics);Ms. Jacinta Mutwiwa (Applied Mathematics), Nebert Kituni (Applied Mathematics) and Juma Shem (Scientific computing and technical user support).

Thank you and God bless you.

**Our Motto: Mathematical knowledge for sustainable development**

##### Contacts

Department of Mathematics

P.O. Box 1699—50200

BUNGOMA – KENYA

Location: Bungoma

Country: Kenya

Telephone Number: 0202028660/0708085934

Email : deptmat@kibu.ac.ke

#### Department of Mathematics Scholar Successfully Defends Doctor of Philosophy Thesis in Applied Mathematics

#### Mathematics Scholar Wins Prestigious Germany Academic Exchange (DAAD) Scholarship

We wish Yvonne success in her endeavors.

#### MIT Open CourseWare: Mathematics

Department of mathematics at Kibabii University recommends open source learning and sharing of selected online courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Access the courseware at MIT Open CourseWare Link

#### Department of Mathematics Establishes Mathematical Computing Laboratory

The Scientific Computing Laboratory of the Department of Mathematics at Kibabii University will bring together undergraduate, postgraduate students and researchers interested in developing fast, reliable, and robust numerical algorithms needed for modeling and simulation in a variety of fields including statistics, physics, engineering, life sciences, and data science. The laboratory has been established and funded by Kibabii University and was operationalized on *February 26 ^{th}, 2020.* Speaking during inauguration, the Chairman of Department of Mathematics, Dr. Boniface Otieno Kwach thanked the University Management for supporting this research initiative.

*Scientific Computing Laboratory at Kibabii University, Kenya (Photo: shem/mts)*

#### 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 26^{th} -27^{th} 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:

- Betty Mayeku, CECM, Education and Vocational Training, Bungoma County
- Betty Osumba, TVETA
- Benard Makokha Willis, KIRDI
- Onesmus Makhanu, Director of Agriculture, Bungoma County

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

#### 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 18^{th} September, 2019 in Auditorium C

#### An Improved Program for Generating G-Invariant Codes

A program for generating G-Invariant Codes ( sub modules of a permutation module) was improved through an enhanced algorithm by **Mr.Vincent Marani** of the department of Mathematics. The innovative findings were outcomes of his Doctor of philosophy thesis research done at Kibabii University. The program and it’s applications is expected to apply algebraic coding theory to providing solutions in applied computing and technology.

#### 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 | |

Department | Areas of Specialization |

Science, Technology and Engineering | Renewable Energy |

Chemistry | |

Physics | |

Master of Science in Physics | |

Biological and Applied Science
| Botany |

Zoology | |

Bio-resource | |

Agriculture and Veterinary Science | Animal Science/Animal Health |

Agricultural Engineering | |

Agricultural Economics | |

Crop Protection | |

Agronomy/Agric. Biotechnology | |

Soil Science | |

Mathematics | Mathematics (Bachelors Courses) |

Masters CoursesStatistics Pure Applied | |

PhD. CoursesStatistics Pure Applied |

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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 16 ^{th} August, 2019 at 5.00 pm.**

#### Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University held its 3^{rd} Graduation Ceremony on 23^{rd} 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.

#### Department of Mathematics Releases “Math Focus Newsletter”

The Department of Mathematics has released it’s first newsletter under a series of projected letters dubbed “Math Focus Newsletters”. These will be quarterly newsletters available to the general public. The Chairman of the Department, Dr. Boniface Kwach believes that significant improvement in the quality and content of the newsletters will be realized in the future

For more information read Math Focus Newsletter Vol.1.Issue.1:October 2018

#### Public Lecture by Professor Bernardo Rodrigues

Professor Rodriguez from the University of Kwazulu – Natal, South Africa (Department of Mathematics) delivered a keynote presentation on **“A model for detecting corrupt agents in organizations”** on Wednesday 4^{th} July, 2018 at the Kibabii University Senate Boardroom. He later held consultative forum for staff and post graduates students on research project and thesis formulations in Room ABC 115 on Friday July 6^{th}, 2018.

#### Department of Mathematics Students Insurance Covers for SMA/14 Class

Department of Mathematics students Insurance Covers for SMA/14 class.

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#### Department of Mathematics Students Insurance Covers: SMA/13

Department of Mathematics Students Insurance Covers for SMA/13 class. Please download

#### Department of Mathematics Acquires MAGMA Algebra System

Kibabii University becomes the first University in Kenya To make advances in Pure Mathematics by hosting Magma Computational Algebra System in collaboration with the University of Sydney,Australia. MAGMA is a well-supported software package designed for computations in algebra, number theory, algebraic geometry and algebraic combinatorics. It provides a mathematically rigorous environment for defining and working with structures such as groups, rings, fields, modules, algebras, schemes, curves, graphs, designs, codes and many others.