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     Welcome to Bomet University College     A Green University for Sustainability
  • Visit to Sigor Campus by VC, Moi University and Council Members

    Visit to Sigor Campus by VC, Moi University and Council Members

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  • Signing of Performance Contract 2020

    Signing of Performance Contract 2020

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  • PS. Education . Inspecting  BUC facilities

    PS. Education . Inspecting BUC facilities

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  • Inspection of BUC by Commission for University Education on 21st January 2021

    Inspection of BUC by Commission for University Education on 21st January 2021

Bomet University College Library Services

 

Official Library Opening & Operating Hours:
• Monday – Friday :- 8:00 a.m – 10:00 p.m
• Saturdays           :- 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
• Sundays             : – 1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.

Library services
• Circulation services – these include lending and return of information materials
• Reference and referral services
• Bibliographic services
• Electronic services – the library subscribes e-books and e-journals.
• Photocopying services
• Internet services
• User registration and clearance.

Subscribed E-Resources 

Cambridge Journals
Subject Strengths: Politics, Linguistics, Social Science, Humanities, Law, Mathematics, Science, and Medicine

Chicago Journals

Subject Strengths: Economics, Education, Humanities, Law, Life and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences

 EBSCO

The databases provide access to just over 16,500 abstracted and indexed journals from all branches of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities.

Emerald

Management and library & information services journals. The service also provides access to leading titles in marketing, business disciplines, engineering and materials science. 

Gale Thompson

This database contains articles on: Current Events, Economics, Education, History, Humanities, Literature and Art, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, and more. 

JSTOR

 Economics, History, Political science, Archeology, African Studies, Music, Art & Art History, Business, Ecology & Botany, Language & Literature, Mathematics & Statistics

Law Africa

Subject strengths:
Articles, Bills, Case Search, Cause List, Legal Notices, Newsletters and many more

Oxford

Biological Sciences, Medicine, Public Health and Epidemiology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Economics, Business and Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Computing and Physics

 Project Muse

Area and Ethnic Studies, Art and Architecture, Creative Writing, Education, Film, Theater, and Performing Arts, History, Language and Linguistics, Library Science and Publishing, Literature, Medicine and Health, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Technology, and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Studies by Time Period Women’s Studies, Gender, and Sexuality

 SAGE

Subject Strengths: Humanities, Social Sciences, Scientific, Technical and Medical

 Taylor & Francis

Information Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Language & Literature, Law, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Allied Health, Museum, Heritage Studies & Visual Arts, Physical Sciences, Reference & Information Science, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sports, Leisure, Travel & Tourism and Urban Studies

 Wiley Interscience 

Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Education Engineering, Law Life Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine and Healthcare, Physics and Astronomy, Polymers and Materials Science, Psychology, Social Sciences

UNESCO Publications

Education; Natural Sciences; Social & Human Sciences; Cultural Sciences; Communication & Information; Climate Change; Biodiversity Initiative; Culture of Peace & Non-Violence; Dialogue among Civilizations; Education for Sustainable development; Foresight and Anticipation; Gender Equality; HIV and AIDS; ICT in Education; Africa Least Developed Countries; Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster Responses; Science Education; Small Island Developing States Youth.

Online Books

ebrary

 Anthropology, Business & Economics, Computers & IT, Education, Fine Arts, History, Language & Literature, Law, Life Sciences, Medicine ,Physical Sciences, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences and Technology.

Open Access Databases

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.

Data World Bank

Subject strengths: Agriculture & Rural Development, Health, Aid Effectiveness, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Labor & Social Protection, Economic Policy & External Debt, Poverty, Education, Private Sector, Energy & Mining, Public Sector, Environment, Science & Technology, Financial Sector, Social Development, Gender; and Urban Development.

East and Central Africa (EAC) Documents and Publications.

The links provides access to Documents and Publications generated within EAC.

Kenya Open Data.

This site makes public government data accessible to the people of Kenya. High quality national census data, government expenditure, parliamentary proceedings and public service locations are just a taste of what’s to come. The information here is key to improving transparency, unlocking social and economic value, and building Government in Kenya.

KIPPRA

Publications by the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA).

Message from The Principal

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
It is a great honour for me to be a part of the Bomet University College (BUC) family as its Principal. I take this opportunity of welcoming you all to the BUC’s Website, to also thank you for your interest in this University College, which is a Constituent College of Moi University.
The University College is anchored on its Niche “Green Economy for Sustainability’’; and Motto: “Green University for Sustainability’’
Here, a platform has been provided to enable us interact with you and get to know us as a “Green University for Sustainability’’. In BUC, there are undergraduate as well as postgraduate Academic Programmes offered in four (4) Schools namely; School of Arts and Social Sciences; School of Pure and Applied Sciences; School of Business and Entrepreneurship; and School of Education.
Allow me if you may, to invite you virtually on BUC Website to the respective Schools for detailed information on Academic Programmes; Research Activities; Extension and Outreach. Through Virtual Tour, it will be possible for you to learn about BUC’s Academic and Administrative Staff.
As you will also easily learn, BUC has intentionally created a family of Students and Staff from all over the country, regionally and globally. This means that we have no hesitations while inviting you to join the BUC Community in any ways and capacities, towards attainment of our Institutional Niche; “Green Economy for Sustainability”.
Bomet University College Students and Staff have moved away from their foundational families, in their quest of furthering University Education and Knowledge. We have accordingly put up systems and mechanisms that ensure the comfort of Students, Staff and other Stakeholders at all times, and one needs to feel that they are just moving away from one family context into another.
For the Students in particular, their Peers, Academic and Research Leaders, all form an extended family from whom they can look up to for any guidance, support and help, as they pursue their various career paths towards shaping their lives into professions of their choice.
Undoubtedly, BUC as an institution of Higher Learning has a rich and relatively clear record of achievements. I urge you to take a tour of our Website so that you get a feel of who we are. Just to re-iterate, the University College has highly qualified Academic and Administrative Staff in their respective fields of expertise.
Further, BUC has a robust team that manages various aspects of Student Affairs, which is pivotal to our uniqueness and success. The BUC community therefore provides a variety of experiences that inculcate skills such as leadership and the glocal spirit, which are helpful in the current dynamic world.
Not in any way to demean our other achievements, it is important to mention that the University College has put in place up-to-date ICT infra-structure that enables Blended Learning even in the face of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Pandemic.
As Management of BUC, we are currently empowering Staff and Students to make use of all e-Resources from our Library, and in support of Institutional Niche: Green Economy for Sustainability; there are several endeavours to have e-connections; partnerships and collaborations for most of BUC activities. In this e-Environment, BUC has a Functional Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and further enhances our spirit of making our environment Green.
The already implied serenity of BUC, along with relevant Academic curricula; co-curricular and extra-curricular activities obviously shapes the Intellectual, physical and mental growth of our Students and Staff.
Therefore, I seize this chance to assure you, on behalf of the BUC family that we will be of great assistance to you to pursue your objectives of life under the varied social, cultural, economic, safe and secure environment; and make the University family proud of your success and achievements.

Academic Affairs

1. Vision
Centre for quality, effective, timely and efficient service delivery that contributes to the achievement of goals and mandate of Bomet University College.
2. Mission
To offer quality, effective, timely and efficient Service which contributes to the achievement of goals and mandate of Bomet University College.
3. Sections in the Office of Registrar (Academic Affairs)
The office of Registrar (Academic Affairs) deals with matters relating to Academic Affairs within the University College. The office coordinates the functions of three sections namely: Admissions and Students Registry, Examinations Section and the Programmes Section.
The Admissions Section deals with students’ admission, management of students’ records and preparation of students’ statistics. The Examinations section deals with coordination of University College examinations and processing of the students transcripts, while the Programmes Section deals with programmes.
4. Functions of the Office of Registrar (Academic Affairs)
The following are the key functions of Office of Registrar (Academic Affairs):
1. Implementation of the University College policies and procedures
2. Management of students’ records
3. Marketing of Academic Programmes offered in the University College
4. Processing of Applications for admission into the University College
5. Admission of students who meet minimum requirements for admission into Academic Programmes of the University College
6. Registration and orientation of new students
7. Processing of requests from students who wish to defer their studies based on satisfactory reasons
8. Co-ordination of University examinations and processing of results
9. Enforcement of Examination Rules and Regulations
10. Provision of secretariat services to the University College Academic Board, Deans Committee etc.

 

 

Legal Department

Legal Unit
The Legal Unit has been established under the Office of the Principal to handle all Legal Matters pertaining to litigation, commercial, conveyance, contracts and memoranda of understanding/agreement from time to time as the University College may deem fit. This is in line with the government directive to public entities regarding handling of legal matters.
The Unit in its mandate is guided by relevant statutory provisions including:
1) The Constitution of Kenya, 2010
2) The Universities Act No 42, 2012 (Revised 2016)
3) The Legal Notice No.145 of 27th July 2017
4) The BUC Master Plan 2018 to 2068
5) Mwongozo Code of Governance
6) The Advocates Act CAP16 (Revised Edition (1989))
7) The Advocates Remuneration Order (Amendment) Order 2014)
8) The Employment Act CAP 226 (Rev. 2010)
9) Public Procurement and Asset Disposals Act, 2015
10) Civil Procedure Act CAP. 21 (Revised 2012(2010))
11) The Industrial Property Act No.3 of 2001
12) Tax Procedures Act No. 29 of 2010
13) The Land Act No.6 of 2012
14) Government Circulars to Institutions
15) Internal Policies and Circulars
The University College had so been working with outsourced legal services during the last Commission of Universities Technical Inspection. The Legal Unit has been on boarded and is currently under the transition phase to attend to all the previous, ongoing and future legal related matters.
The Legal Unit has a mandate to:
1) Act as an Advisory Unit to the University College on legal related matters.
2) Litigate and resort to Alternative Dispute Resolution on matters/disputes pertaining the University College.
3) Handle matters of corporate governance, contractual, Agreements with internal and external persons and conveyance with regards to the University College.
4) Carry out Legal Practice Management under the Legal Unit of Bomet University College.

Internal Audit

Internal Audit Quality Assurance Mechanism
Internal Audit Department was established in August 2018 following the recruitment of an Internal Auditor. The Department has put in place the governing documents including Charters, Work Plans and Policies. The Head of Internal Audit reports functionally to the Audit & Compliance Committee of Council and administratively to the Principal.
i. Vision
To be a preferred advisor unit in partnership with stakeholders delivering professional assurance and consulting services to assist the University College to achieve its mission, strategic planning goals and initiatives in an atmosphere of respect and accountability.
ii. Mission
To enhance and protect institutional value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice and Insight.
iii. Core Values
The Core values of Internal Audit are: Integrity, Objectivity, professionalism, competence and Confidentiality.
1. Roles and Functions of Internal Audit
Internal Audit at BUC is a control tool that helps in the accomplishment of the University’s objective by establishing systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of Risk Management, Controls and Governance Process.
The roles and functions of Internal audit include bringing systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of;
a. Review and evaluate budgetary performance, financial management, transparency and accountability mechanisms and processes in the University College;
b. Have a duty to give reasonable assurance through the Audit and Compliance Committee on the state of risk management, control and governance within the organization
c. Review the effectiveness of the financial and non-financial performance management systems of the University College
d. Review Compliance to laws and Policies.
e. Review the adequacy of the safety and custody of the Institutional assets.
2. Internal Audit Governing Documents
Internal Audit operations are governed by internal and external instruments.
i. Key Legal Instruments –External includes;
1) Constitution of Kenya,2010
2) International Professional Practices Framework(IPPF)
3) Public Financial Management Act,2012
4) Public Finance Management Regulations,2015
5) Mwongozo Code of Governance in Public sector
6) Audit Committee Guidelines Gazette Notice Vol.CXVIII-NO.40
7) Government Policies and Circulars

ii. Key Documents-Internal includes;
1) Internal Audit Charter
2) Audit Committee Charter
3) Internal Policies
4) Internal Audit Manual
5) Internal Audit Risk Based Work Plan
6) Risk Based Audit Procedure manual.
3. Scope of Internal Audit
Internal audit coverage may be extended to all areas of the University College and may include; financial, administrative, academic and other operational activities. The extent and frequency of audit depends on various circumstances such as relative risks associated with the activity, results of previous audit, materiality and adequacy of internal control systems that are in place.
At the beginning of every Financial Year, a flexible Risk-Based Audit Work Plan is prepared to guide the deployment of the limited resources to high risk areas within the institution.
4. Reporting
The Head of Internal Audit is responsible for coordinating internal audit activities in the University College. The Head of Internal Audit reports administratively to the Principal and functionally to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Council.


Upcoming Research and Innovation Startup Village

Welcome to the BUC Research Center

The Research Centre and Start-Up Village under construction will support activities that are part of Bomet University College’s mission to provide a conducive environment for discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge; to nurture critical inquiry, creativity and engagement for social transformation and advancement of humanity.


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    • Vision

      To be a premier Green University in fostering research excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation for sustainability.

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    • Mission

      To provide a conducive environment for discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge; to nurture critical inquiry, creativity and engagement for social transformation and advancement of humanity.

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    • Core Values

      BUC is a community built upon the valued relationships among students, staff, faculty, the alumni and other stakeholders. At the core of these relationships are our core values that lead to the realization of our corporate culture and good governance. These are: (i) Integrity: Consistency in service delivery through adherence to highest ethical standards. (ii) Patriotism: To render selfless services and unwavering commitment to the University. (iii) Transparency and Accountability: To maintain a culture of openness, fairness, equity, and assume and demonstrate responsibility over our individual and collective actions. (iv) Respect: For diversity and the dignity of the individual, as well as attaching a premium to the contributions of each and every player regardless of one’s status in the University. (v) Commitment: To continuously improve on the quality of the services offered with the goal of assuring longevity and excellence of the University.

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    • Philosophy

      As a University Community, we believe in quality, pragmatic teaching, learning, originality, inclusiveness in management, harnessing knowledge and being a multi-disciplinary institution of quality and innovative research for sustainable development. A University dedicated in imparting creative and critical thinking as part of the essential skills needed for living and working successfully in a dynamic society. Also, to participate in the discovery, transmission, preservation, enhancement of knowledge and to stimulate the intellectual participation of students in the economic, sociocultural, scientific and technological development of Kenya and the community of nations.

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    Check Our Campus Life

    Sports

    The University College has successfully decommissioned a dumpsite in order to construct a sporting facility.
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    Safety

    The security and safety department has put in place measures to ensure that Security and Safety of Students, staff and stakeholders is guaranteed at all time.
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    Cafeteria

    The University College is currently finalising the construction of a state of the art cafeteria
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    Our school goals

    Our Goals

    We do believe the initial school years are the most informative of a child’s life.

    These pre-early years can cultivate intellectual apathy or the desire to seek more knowledge and inspire others.

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