Moi University School of Nursing and Midwifery on Thursday celebrated a significant milestone in its pursuit of excellence.
This is after the school received training models worth more than Ksh3 million in collaboration with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
According to the Dean of the School, Dr Dinah Chelagat, this partnership aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of students, as well as upgrade the capabilities of Midwifery Educators in conjunction with the Nursing Council of Kenya.
“The arrival of these training models marks a major step forward in our commitment to provide the highest quality education and training in the field of nursing and midwifery,” said Dr. Chelagat.
In addition to this accomplishment, the School of Nursing and Midwifery has also been approved as a Midwifery Continuing Professional Development (CPD ) provider.
“This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our faculty and staff who tirelessly strive for excellence in education and practice,” noted the Dean.
“As we move forward, we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead,” she added.
The training models are expected to enhance the practical skills of students, ensuring they are well-prepared to contribute effectively to the healthcare profession.
Further, the university said it looks forward to more collaborations and partnerships that will continue to elevate the School of Nursing and Midwifery to greater heights.
Moi University researcher among recepeints of KENET Innovation Grants
Elsewhere, Moi University has announced that a research project led by Dr. Gibson Kimutai from the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computing has been selected as one of the recipients of the prestigious KENET Innovation Grants.
The grant recognizes and supports cutting-edge research initiatives that have the potential to transform various sectors in Kenya.
The research project titled “An IoT-based Federated Learning Approach Based on CNN and Majority Voting Techniques for Sustainable Agriculture” focuses on leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) and innovative machine learning techniques to address sustainability challenges in the agriculture sector.
“Under this project, Dr. Gibson Kimutai aims to develop a federated learning model that combines Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) and majority voting techniques,” the university said in an update on its website.
“This approach will enable the collaborative training of machine learning models using data gathered from multiple edge devices in agricultural environments. By doing so, they hope to improve the accuracy and efficiency of plant disease detection and consequently enhance crop yield and food security,” it added.
The Kenet Innovation Grant will provide essential funding to support the research activities, including acquiring necessary IoT devices, conducting field experiments, and analyzing data. The grant will also facilitate collaboration with other researchers and institutions, enabling knowledge sharing and maximizing the impact of the project.
“This achievement not only recognizes the dedication and expertise of Dr. Gibson Kimutai but also highlights Moi University’s commitment to fostering groundbreaking research in various disciplines. We are privileged to have such talented researchers who continuously strive to tackle real-world challenges through innovative solutions,” the Kesses-based institution said.