MMU, Nuclear Authority sign agreement to offer radiation protection courses
KNRA Director General Mr. Joseph Maina and Director Administration and Planning Ms. Tracy Kabochi during the signing of the agreement on the development and implementation of a curriculum for a certificate course on Radiation Protection and Safety. Looking on is MMU Legal Officer Mr. Wilson Kagwe.
Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU) and Kenya Nuclear Radiation Authority (KNRA) have signed a training agreement on the development and implementation of a curriculum for a certificate course on Radiation Protection and Safety.
Through the agreement, the two institutions seek to work together to carry out radiation protection and safety literacy campaigns to create awareness about the fundamentals of radiation safety, its scientific application, and regulatory and practical principles.
Speaking at the University during the signing of the agreement, KNRA Director General Mr. Joseph Maina said that there is a need to create Radiation Protection and Safety skilled manpower for the country adding that the agreement will provide a starting point for training, stakeholder education and public awareness about the programme.
“Through this agreement, MMU and KNRA shall carry out joint research, joint capacity building and joint radiation protection and literacy campaigns for the benefit of the public,” said KNRA Director General Mr. Joseph Maina.
On his part, MMU Vice Chancellor Amb. Prof. Festus Kaberia welcomed the partnership saying that the university will continue to seek partnerships with strategic industry players to offer effective training.
“MMU will continue to embrace partnerships with industries in various fields of specialization so that we can offer skill-based and robust training to our students,” said Amb. Prof. Kaberia.
Also present was KNRA Director Administration and Planning Ms. Tracy Kabochi, Authority’s Specialist member Prof. Dickson Andala, MMU Legal Officer Mr. Wilson Kagwe, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology Dr. Sitawa Wattanga and Ag. Registrar Research and Innovation Mr. Anderson Maina.