Upholding academic integrity through effective postgraduate supervision is a culture that Maasai Mara University prides itself with. It is through this fact that the institution holds yearly training, workshops and seminars destined to advance the knowledge of postgraduate supervisors on exercising best professional standards while attending to postgraduate students.
Speaking during this year’s workshop held within the Varsity, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mary K. Walingo lauded the dons for academic integrity perpetuation. She further revealed that the University has acquired a plagiarism software to accelerate research work.
Moreover, Prof. Walingo urged the supervisors to offer the best attention to graduate students serving them professionally at their best level and nature of comprehending matters.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs Prof. Bulitia Godrick Mathews supported the VC’s sentiments urging the dons to train students and impart relevant soft and industrial skills to them. This is to make sure that the varsity churns out graduates that are sought after by the ever dynamic job market and industry.
The workshop was also facilitated by Dimension Education whose Chief Executive Officer Mr. Victor Murage called on scholars to nurture postgraduate elites towards inculcating integrity virtues and copyright law aspects deep in their research endeavors.
He applauded Maasai Mara University for prioritizing practicing acceptable code of conduct in research and creative art of work.
Prof. Almadi Obere, a don from the School of Business and Economics made a moving presentation on enhancing effective supervision of graduate students. “Graduate supervisors must also ensure that their students’ work meets the standards of the University and the academic discipline,” he said.