The University of Embu has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Crime Research Centre (NCRC) to help students of Criminology to understand better their training and professional expectations.
The students will benefit from expert input in their studies, knowledge will they will be able to apply in their day to day experiences and later in the field.
This will be done through sharing of information and data related to their field of study, which will equip the students with up to date scholarly information and skills to successful participate in studies and in the administration of criminal justice presently and in future.
Although exchanges and attachments for students from the university have been successful organized in the past, the Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Daniel Mugendi said the new agreement containing elaborate clauses will ensure stronger collaboration and professional engagements.
According to the university’s Information Journal, the collaboration remains a crucial linkage to the school on criminology issues because it undertakes research into the causes of crime and prevention and will now share findings with lecturers and students.
NCRC has lately been expanding its links away from government agencies, its stakeholders and the public to learning institutions, key among them the Law and Criminology departments in public and private universities and colleges.
The package was signed by the NCRC acting director Vincent O. Opondo and the university’s DVC Prof Kiplagat Kotut, who represented the VC.
“We are sure the package will play a key role in fostering research and dissemination of knowledge on crime-related matters, including sharing of data on crime and criminal trends in Kenya,” the DVC said.
Under the agreement, more openings will be availed for staff exchange and consultancy between the two institutions.
Opondo said his organization was fully committed to working with the university management and staff under new partnership.
By Robert Nyagah
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