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Quality Assurance Directorate

Introduction

As a world-class centre for higher learning, St. Paul’s University regards quality as fundamental in building and maintaining its reputation and gaining respect and support from local and international publics. To achieve its mandate, the Quality Assurance directorate will define and operationalize the terms “quality” and “quality assurance.” “Quality” should be understood as the pursuit of excellence towards achievement of our core business as a higher learning institution. In this pursuit of excellence, then, the university seeks to attain the highest academic goals and standards so as to be “fit for purpose.” Thus, “Quality assurance” should be understood as the measure of the value and system of benchmarks that ensure the maintenance and improvement of processes and product standards are evaluated on a continuous basis.

Brief History

The Quality Assurance Directorate (QAD) in St Paul’s University, was set up in January 2014 according to the university statutes. Earlier the University’s quality agenda was managed by several bodies within the University structures that included the Senate, Management Board, Dean’s committee, Faculty Boards and specifically coordinated from the Deputy Registrar Academic’s office. The thirst for knowledge in Kenya, the aim to fulfill the 2030 Vision, the educational policy and many other local and international factors changed the landscape in Kenya and globally in the recent past. This was greeted by mushrooming institutions in all imaginable corners of the nation causing great decline University Education standards.

The Directorate was therefore enacted to deal specifically with implementing the University quality standards, monitoring and Evaluation and enhancing continual improvement all aspects as engrained in SPU vision and mission. In this regard the directorate seeks to influence the formation of a holistic graduate ingrained with knowledge obtained from properly crafted skills and competency based curriculums, a critical thinker and researcher, a spiritually whole individual formed through the numerous spiritual formation activities, a sensitive citizen via involvement in community outreach and state of art infrastructure that supports that course (service to God and humanity).

Main Objective

The overall objective of an IQA system at a university is to continually promote and improve the quality of core activities and the institution as a whole. Specifically, the Quality assurance Directorate seeks to;

  • monitor
  • to evaluate and
  • Continually improve quality of the institution.

Structure

The Quality Assurance Directorate is headed by a director who reports to the Vice chancellor. The directorate is enhanced by an administrator and closely works with a University Quality Assurance committee that has a representation from all the faculties, the Campuses, the Student body, Administrative staff and the internal Audit. The director is chair of the Quality Assurance Committee.

Other Quality Assurance Enhancement Activities

Towards ISO 9001 2015 certification

St Paul’s University well known for its emphasis on high quality standards in all aspects, is on her journey towards ISO 9001:2015 implementation and certification. The QAD as a secretariat to the process is committed to work with ISO champions and to develop internal Auditors.

Peer Reviews

We coordinate and train SAR writers for all programs that have completed a cycle until the teams are ready peer reviews.

Mega Reviews and Memberships

We encourage faculty’s and professionals in all fields to benchmark and seek membership in bodies where there works will receive a boost.

University Act, Regulations and Standards

We continually update the University fraternity on laws and regulations governing University Education in Kenya, the east African region and globally as need arise.

Multiplier Training System (MTS)

We seek to roll out and integrate the 10 MTS modules in different ways in search of better systems and continual improvement.

  • MTS 1: Steering higher education processes
  • MTS 2: Development of organizational culture
  • MTS 3: Project Management
  • MTS 4: Higher Education Marketing and Branding
  • MTS 5: Knowledge Management
  • MTS6: Transfer Management and Entrepreneurship
  • MTS 7: Course design and adaptation
  • MTS 8: Re-engineering pedagogy
  • MTS 9: Media Didactic
  • MTS 10: Assessment in higher Education

Partnership for Enhanced and Blended Learning (PEBL)

Currently the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is training University representatives in Strengthening Quality Assurance Systems in blended learning courses.

Self-Assessment Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS)

In order to enhance the effectiveness of the IQAS in the University, an IQAS self-assessment is ongoing.

Other Quality Assurance Enhancement Activities

  • Policies
  • IUCEA Handbooks
  • Universities Act 2012
  • Universities Regulations 2014
  • University Regulations and Standards 2014
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Theological Education for Mission in the Anglican Communion (TEMAC)

3rd Inter-Continental Conference

Dates: 29th May to 2nd June 2019

Paper Presenters

  • Revd. Canon Prof. Joseph Galgalo (Kenya)
    Vice Chancellor, St. Paul’s University in Limuru, Kenya

  • Joseph Galgalo is Vice Chancellor of St. Paul’s University in Limuru, Kenya, and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology. He earned a PhD in Systematic Theology from the University of Cambridge. He is an ordained minister in the Anglican Church of Kenya and Honorary Canon of All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi, Kenya. He has a keen interest in inter-contextual and contextual theologies as well as theological education. He is an author of several articles and book chapters and the book African Christianity: The Stranger within (African Books Collective, 2012).

  • Revd. Shady Anis (Egypt)
    Lecturer, Alexandria School of Theology, Egypt

  • Shady Anis teaches Systematic Theology at the Alexandria School of Theology, Egypt. He has earned a Masters of Arts in Religion-Systematic Theology Specialization, with research honors from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Pittsburgh, USA, working on a thesis “A Review and Assessment of Two Responses to Richard Dawkins.” His research interest and teaching expertise is on Christian doctrines, Ethics, Reformation, and New Trends in Theology.He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Systematic Theology.

  • Revd. Br. Nelson Bako (Solomon Islands)
    Head Brother, Melanesian Brotherhood Religious Community, Solomon Islands

  • Nelson Bako is from the Melanesian Brotherhood Religious Community in Solomon Islands. He has worked in various capacities in the Brotherhood. He was admitted as Novice in 2003, and as a Profess Brother in 2006. He was ordained as a Deacon in 2013, and was ordained to priesthood in 2015. Since 2017 he has been serving as the Headbrother of the Melanesian Brotherhood.

  • Sr. Jemma CSF (Korea)
    Religious sister of the Community of St. Francis, Korea

  • Jemma is a Religious sister of the Community of St. Francis, Korea. She has lived a religious life for 27 years, and made a life Profession in 2009. She had professed her first vows in the Society of Holy Cross, but later founded the Korean Franciscan Sisterhood. She is committed to motivate the younger generation to become interested in the life of Religious Community, and works towards this goal. Her personal work in the Religious Community is related to the Church Clothes, making clergy dresses and alter clothes which has offered her opportunities to meet many priests and lay leaders and to listen to their own voices.

  • Br. Christopher John SSF (New Zealand)
    Minister General, The Society of St.Francis

  • Christopher John Masters SSF was born in New Zealand and since 1983 has been a member of the Anglican order of Franciscans known as the Society of St. Francis (SSF). As a Franciscan he has served in New Zealand and South Korea and is currently based in Australia. From 2012 to 2017 he was Minister Provincial (provincial leader) of the Province of the Divine Compassion (covering Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Sri Lanka) and in 2017 was elected minister general (international leader) of SSF. In this role he spends most of each year visiting each of SSF's friaries around the world. He holds an MA Theology in Franciscan Studies from the University of Wales, and PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Otago, in Dunedin, New Zealand. His interests include spirituality and the Franciscan mission of work for justice, peace and the integrity of creation.

  • Prof. Esther Mombo (Kenya)
    Director of International Partnerships and Alumni Relations at St. Paul's University

  • Esther Mombo is presently Director of International Partnerships and Alumni Relations at St. Paul's University. Her PhD in Church History is from the University of Edinburgh, UK. She is actively engaged in mentoring women in Theological education and Ministry. She is a member of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians and serves as co-moderator of Education Ecumenical Formation (EEF) Commission of the World Council of Churches. In the Anglican Communion she has served in different commissions including the Windsor Commission and Theological Education in the Anglican Communion. Her research interests focus on the development and growth of the church in Africa focusing on the Role of Women, Theological Education, Gender Mainstreaming, and Interfaith Relations.

  • Dr. Naw Myatt Hsu Mon (Myanmar)
    Academic Dean of the Holy Cross Theological College

  • Naw Myatt Hsu Mon is the Academic Dean of the Holy Cross Theological College (HCTC) in Yangon, Myanmar which belongs to the Church of the Province of Myanmar (Anglican) and serves as a Secretary of the Executive Committee of Association for Theological Education in Myanmar (ATEM). She also serves as the Secretary of Religious Education Committee at the Holy Cross Church in Yangon. She obtained her Doctor of Theology degree in Mission and Culture at Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong in 2016. She teaches Missiology and New Testament at HCTC.

  • Revd. Br. Emmanuel OBa'a, CCSB/OSB (Cameroon)
    Founder of the Congregation of the Companions of Saint Benedict (CCSB), Cameroon

  • Emmanuel Oba’a is the Founder and Prior General of an Anglican religious order, the Congregation of the Companions of Saint Benedict (CCSB) in Cameroon. Originally coming from a Roman Catholic family and having begun his priesthood preparation at the age of 17, he joined the Anglican Missionary Diocese of Cameroon in 2005. He was received in the Church in the Anglican Diocese of Cameroon in 2008. He is the Founding President of the Association of Active Children of Cameroon.

  • Sr. Lic. Theol. Estelle M. Sogbou (France)
    Member of CheminNeuf Community

  • Estelle M. Sogbou is a consecrated member of the CheminNeuf Community. She studied Catholic Theology in Lyon (FR) and Bonn (DE). Since September 2017, she lectures Dogmatic Theology, respectively: Ecclesiology, Theologies of Ministry and Christology in the Theological Institute of les Dombes (FR). She is a member of the Executive Committee of the AÖF/ ERF (Ecumenical Research Forum).

  • Sr. Lic. Theol. Estelle M. Sogbou (France)
    Member of CheminNeuf Community

  • Estelle M. Sogbou is a consecrated member of the CheminNeuf Community. She studied Catholic Theology in Lyon (FR) and Bonn (DE). Since September 2017, she lectures Dogmatic Theology, respectively: Ecclesiology, Theologies of Ministry and Christology in the Theological Institute of les Dombes (FR). She is a member of the Executive Committee of the AÖF/ ERF (Ecumenical Research Forum).

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Introduction

St. Paul’s has made another major milestone in providing training of Human Resource for Health We are glad to announce the commencement of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing intake in May 2019. This program is second after the Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery that commenced in September 2018. The long term goal in development of the Health Sciences is to pursue other major programs in Health Care.

Goals of the program

The goal of the BScN program is to prepare nurses at degree level who will have professional competence, the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to function effectively within a multidisciplinary health care team. The program will provide holistic training in nursing practice, administration, education, research and leadership.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum KCSE grade of C+ plus
  • C+ (plus) in Biology or Biological Sciences
  • C+ (plus) in English or Kiswahili
  • C+ (plus) in Chemistry or Physical Science
  • C+ (plus) in Mathematics or physics

All candidates admitted into this programme will be indexed with the Nursing Council of Kenya as per the provided guidelines.

Duration

The BScN Programme shall take duration of four (4) academic years which will be divided into trimesters. During the trimesters, students shall cover prescribed course units and clinical placements as scheduled in a logical sequence in the curriculum and Master Rotation Plan.

Mode of Study

Full time/Regular

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Theological Education for Mission in the Anglican Communion (TEMAC)

3rd Inter-Continental Conference

Dates: 29th May to 2nd June 2019

About TEMAC Conference

St. Paul's University will host the 3rd Theological Education for Mission in the Anglican Communion (TEMAC) Inter-Continental Conference on the theme "the Renewal of Prayer and Religious Life" from 29th May to 2nd June 2019, at the main campus in Limuru. The five day conference will bring together clergy and lay theologians from different continents, and will be graced by the Most Revd. Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury.

The TEMAC conferences are organised on the three priorities of The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the voices, mostly from the Global South but also from the Global North, expressed in these conferences, are published as three books preparing for Lambeth 2020 conference. The books from the first two conferences, Walking together: Global Anglican Perspectives on Reconciliation, and Witnessing together: Global Anglican Perspectives Evangelism and Witness have now been published.

Host

  • Revd. Canon Prof. Joseph Galgalo
    Vice Chancellor, St. Paul’s University in Limuru, Kenya

Organizers

  • Revd. Canon Dr. Stephen Spencer
    Director, Theological Education in the Anglican Communion

Guests

  • The Most Revd. Justin Welby
                   The Archbishop of Canterbury                

  • The Rt. Revd. Dr. Anthony Poggo
    The Archbishop’s Advisor on Anglican Affairs, Lambeth
    Palace, UK

  • The Most Rev. Jackson Ole Sapit
    The Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya

  • The Rt. Revd. Joel Waweru
    Bishop, Diocese of Nairobi, The Anglican Church of Kenya

Paper Presenters

Revd. Canon Prof. Joseph Galgalo (Kenya)
Vice Chancellor, St. Paul’s University in Limuru, Kenya

Revd. Shady Anis (Egypt)
Alexandria School of Theology, Egypt

Revd. Br. Nelson Bako (Solomon Islands)
Head Brother, Melanesian Brotherhood Religious Community, Solomon Islands

Sr. Jemma CSF (Korea)
Religious sister of the Community of St. Francis, Korea

Br. Christopher John SSF (New Zealand)
Minister General, The Society of St Francis

Prof. Esther Mombo (Kenya)
Director of International Partnerships and Alumni Relations at St. Paul's University

Dr. Naw Myatt Hsu Mon (Myanmar)
Academic Dean of the Holy Cross Theological College

Revd. Br. Emmanuel OBa'a, CCSB/OSB (Cameroon)
Founder of the Congregation of the Companions of Saint Benedict (CCSB), Cameroon

Sr. Lic. Theol. Estelle M. Sogbou (France)
Member of CheminNeuf Community

Dr. Paulo Ueti (Brazil)
Theological Advisor and Regional Director for Latin America for the Anglican Alliance/Anglican Communion Office

Sr. Veronica Vasethe CSC (Solomon Islands)
Provincial Sister in the Community of the Sisters of the Church

Respondents

Revd. Sarah Cawdell (United Kingdom)
Vicar, Bridgnorth and Morville Team Ministry

Prof. Kabiro Gatumu (Kenya)
Professor, Faculty of Theology, St. Paul’s University in Kenya

Revd. Dr. Sammy Githuku (Kenya)
Director, Board of Postgradute Studies, St. Paul’s University in Kenya

Fr. George Guiver (United Kingdom)

Revd. Dr. Isabelle Hamley (United Kingdom)
Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury

Rt. Revd. Dr. Graham Kings (United Kingdom)
Honorary Assistant Bishop and world mission advisor in the Diocese of Southwark

Revd. Dr. Regina Kinuthia (Kenya)
Chair of Christian and Scientific Association of Kenya (CSAK), Mount Kenya University Chapter

Revd. Dr. Robinson Kariuki Mwangi (Kenya)
Principal, St. Andrew’s College of Theology & Development, Kabare

Revd. Dr. Lydia Mwaniki (Kenya)
Director of Theology, Family Life and Gender Justice, All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC)

Revd. Canon Dr. Stephen Spencer (United Kingdom)
Director, Theological Education in the Anglican Communion

Dr. Muthuraj Swamy (India)
Project Manager, TEMAC Project

Mr. Tonderai Muzhinji (Zimbabwe)
Community Leader in the Community of St. Anselm, London, UK.

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2nd “Building Capacity for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership in Africa” Conference

THEME: “Leading Change, Achieving Universal Health Coverage, Achieving Health”

Dates: 13th&14th June 2019

Introduction

St.Paul's Unversity in partnership with the Ministry of Health, National Nurses Association of Kenya, Nursing Council of Kenya, Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF) and Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) will host the second Nursing Leadership Conference on 13th and 14th June 2019 at the main campus in Limuru. The two day conference themed “Leading Change, Achieving Universal Health Coverage, Achieving Health”, aims at empowering healthcare professionals like nurse and midwives to enable them play a leading role and maximize their contributions in tackling major health challenges and achieving Universal Health Coverage.

Conference Goals

  • To bring together nurses, midwives, experts and leaders impacting healthcare in Kenya and other regions of Africa to explore ways that institutions, organizations, and governments can unlock the leadership impetus for the acceleration and realization of healthy lives and wellbeing of women, children and adolescents as per SDG 3.
  • To empower nurses and midwives to take strategic leadership roles in tackling current health challenges, formulating healthcare and nursing policies as well as identifying opportunities for advocacy at local, regional, national and international levels in support of Universal Health Coverage, the Beyond Zero and Nursing Now Campaigns.
  • To enhance research capacity and evidence based nursing practice.

Conference Sub-themes

  • Nursing and Midwifery Leadership
  • Nursing and Midwifery Practice and Health Service Delivery
  • Integrating Research into Clinical Practice: The Role of Nurses

Important Dates

  • 7th June - Deadline for late registration

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