Dr. John Oluoch
Ag. Dean, School of Infocom
We live in a knowledge economy and networked society where communication system compete ,our identities threatened, and our knowledge of major political, social and cultural happenings constantly challenged.
We need therefore, to ask fundamental questions about how the ability of technological transformation is creating an interface between technological fields through common digital language in which information is generated, stored, retrieved, processed and transmitted. We experience today a global economy characterized by new modes of information flow and cultural communication.The school provides courses for talent and skills for the rising network society characterized by electronic – based information technologies using digital language for global communication and in commercial, scientific and civil applications. The perspective is to provide trained man power under the impact of information technologies in research, offices, industrial plants and services.Read More
Current News & Events
Infocoms Staffer Attends African Leadership Conference in UK
A senior lecturer in the School of Information, Communication and Media Studies, Rongo University Dr. Fredrick Ogenga was among the global participants who attended a three day global conference at the African Leadership Centre, King’s College, London in February 2020. The conference was held under the auspices of African Leadership Centre which is an organization that seeks to contribute to Africa’s long-term socio- economic security and development through mentoring the talents of African young leaders who have shown the potential to lead innovative change in their respective communities, countries, sub-regions and the continent. It operates a variety of fellowship programmes including peace and security fellowships for African women and scholars. It is based at King’s College London with a permanent base in Nairobi, Kenya. The seminar brought together ALC partners, policy practitioners and academics from across the world.
Varsity Senate Approves Revised Communication and Media Studies Curriculum
Rongo University Senate has approved a new curriculum for training journalists, media and communication professionals. At a Senate meeting chaired by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Samuel Gudu on 26th February, 2020, Rongo has now joined an elite group of higher education institutions that have adopted the UNESCO model for journalism education and media and information literacy training. The new curriculum is designed to train media and communication graduates to have local, regional and global competencies to function in the modern and highly dynamic information landscape. The curriculum was developed by the support of UNESCO, the Media Council of Kenya, Centre for Media and Information Literacy and the School of Information, Communication and Media Studies. The Vice Chancellor reiterated the university's gratitude to UNESCO for the technical and logistical support that it gave to the University. He added that the university will continue to work with the said partners on capacity building and research for staff to ensure efficient roll out of the program.
Varsity holds curriculum review workshop
Rongo University has held a workshop to review its curriculum in communication journalism and media studies. The workshop, sponsored by UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa brought together experts, scholars and thought leaders drawn from the Media Council of Kenya, Center for Media and Information Literacy and UNESCO. Lecturers and postgraduate students from the School of Information, Communication and Media Studies also participated in the event which was held in the university's main campus, Thursday 20th 2020. While opening the workshop, Vice Chancellor Prof. Samuel Gudu underscored that the university embarked on a comprehensive curricular review across all its schools immediately it was awarded a charter in 2096. He said that this was necessary to enable our curricular to accord with the global demands and professional expectations from the market and regulatory bodies. The workshop also adopted the teaching of media and information literacy as a stand alone course owing to its relevance in journalism training and education today. He also thanked the partners for embracing the request from Rongo University to assist in providing technical expertise towards the effort. The VC noted that upon approval and implementation, the new curriculum will prepare journalists and communication graduates who are capable of performing effectively and professionally in any part of the world.
UNESCO Pledges support for university
UNESCO has pledged financial and technical support to assist Rongo University review its curriculum for journalism, communication and media studies.
This follows an appeal by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Gudu to the UNESCO regional director Ms. Ann Theresse Ndong Jatta to help the university complete the exercise which begun last year.
The school of Information, Communication and Media Studies embarked on a comprehensive review of all it's curricula and the process is still on going.
Once completed, the curriculum will incorporate the required global modules for journalism education and training as well as media and information literacy which will enable our students to be roundly equipped as per UNESCO guidelines for journalism education.
The Higher Education and Career Fair organized by the Standard Group
Ag. Dean School of Information, Communication and Media Studies Dr. John Oluoch announced that Rongo University and UNESCO will hold a joint high level panel workshop drawing members from the faculty, UNESCO, Media Council of Kenya, as well as the Nairobi based Center for Media and Information Literacy on 20th and 21st February, 2020 at the university campus
Rongo University Media
Rongo University Management Board led by Prof. Samuel Gudu paid a courtesy call on our Media Studio to check on the progress.The board was impressed with the effort by Mr. Pascal Ekesa and other staff in the department.
Postgraduate Consultative Meeting
Post graduate students drawn from the school of information, communications and media studies had a consultative forum in which they aired their views and discussed challenges they face in their studies. The meeting, which was attended by Dr. Abila (Post Graduate studies Co-ordinator) , Dr. Millicent (HOD INFOCOMS), Dr. Rono (HOD INFORMATICS) as well as Dr. Maureen (Dept. of Health Systems Management), made a resolution to abide by all set guidelines and procedures.
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