EACC Conducts capacity building programme for University of Eldoret Staff

EACC Conducts capacity building programme for University of Eldoret Staff

14:05:2024: EACC has embarked on a three-day anti-corruption capacity building workshop for the University of Eldoret’s staff. The workshop targeting Corruption Prevention Committee members brings together different cadres of staff including executive management and staff drawn from key functional areas of the university including finance, procurement, academia, ICT, and planning.

While officially launching the workshop, Deputy Director, Education, Training and Public Awareness Dr. Emily Mworia said that the training was a critical collaboration between the Commission and the University in the fight against corruption and in ensuring that ethics and integrity become the hallmark of the education standards at the University of Eldoret.

Underscoring the importance of partnerships, Dr Mworia said that, “The Commission continues to pursue strategic partnerships and collaborations with both state and non-state actors aimed at strengthening good governance for effective service delivery.

Third from left, EACC Deputy Director Education and Public Awareness Dr. Mworia and Mr. Regional Manager for North Rift Mr. Rasugu presenting a T-shirt to University of Eldoret’s Prof Were during the training

The Deputy Director observed that Corruption Prevention Committees played a critical role in the management of institutional anti-corruption and integrity initiatives, spearheading all anti-corruption agenda in the institution.

EACC’s North Rift Regional Manager, Charles Rasugu in his remarks decried the increasing trends of corruption and unethical practices that had permeated higher education sector with the risk of destroying the foundation of the country’s present and future development.  Mr. Rasugu called upon the participants to lead the way in combating and preventing issues of fake academic credentials, bribery, conflict of interest and examination malpractices.

Vice Chancellor, Prof. Thomas Cheruiyot represented by Prof. Beatrice Were noted that University of Eldoret had established various policies and preventive measures designed to fight corruption. “We have 25 integrity assurance officers who help us tame and address integrity issues within the university.” She said.  “We also have annual corruption risk assessment plans and hold quarterly meetings where we intent to forward the same reports to EACC for guidance,” she added.

The capacity building workshop is one among many conducted by the Commission with the aim of strengthening the commitment to integrity, accountability, and good governance across all levels of public service.

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