The Legal Office, led by Dr. Grace Kiringa held a one day sensitization workshop at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, where members of staff were sensitized to serve the public without abuse office.
Speaking during the sensitization workshop, Prof. Isaac Mbeche, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, who represented the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, noted that corruption is abuse of power for personal gain and hence the staff members should avoid it. He observed that mechanisms have been put in place to help staff eradicate the vice as they deliver service to the members of the public.
Some of the corruption risk areas highlighted during the event include : delayed registration of examinations, lack of schedule for supplementary exams, delays in nomination of external examiners, poor reflection of syllabus on examination papers, cheating in exams, manipulating results, use of inappropriate and congested rooms during exams, plagiarism among others.
Other risk areas mentioned include: non-compliance with procurement procedures, delays in completing tender processes, delays in accounting for advances and delays in payment of suppliers.
In a bid to stamp out the vice, staff members were urged to ensure that all students are registered in the Students Management Information System, SMIS, proper storage of records, compliance with Senate approved procedures, ensure exams invigilation by appropriate personnel and automation of various university processes.
Also present during the meeting include: Prof. Enos Njeru, Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Peter Wasamba, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Prof. Jane Mariara, Director, School of Economics.