The Department of Research, Innovation, Training and Extension (RITE) endeavors to actualize the Vision of Bomet University College “To be a Premier Green University in fostering Research Excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainability “by providing a vibrant intellectual climate for quality Scientific Research. In discharging our mandate, the department is guided by approved Research Policy that is guided by Science Technology and Innovation Strategy and Clear Work Plans. Through the implementation of Bomet University College Str4taegic Goal number Two (2) on Quality Research, the department is key to the realization of the University Strategic Plan. The department implements this goal through enhancing Staff Research Capacity and promoting avenues for high impact Research, Publications and Knowledge Dissemination.
OUR STRATEGIC GOALS
1. To develop research competencies among staff and students.
2. To establish institutional collaborations and linkages both locally and internationally.
3. To develop capacity for initiating development of fundable research proposals management of research funds and grants.
4. To promote avenues for publication and dissemination of research outputs.
Head Of Department
Dr. Johnmark Obura is a Senior Lecturer, Department of Accounting and Finance in the School of Business and Entrepreneurship; and Currently the Head of Research, Innovation, Training and Extension at Bomet University College. He Holds a PhD in Business Administration (Finance) from Maseno University, Master of Business Administration (Finance), Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science; all from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. His research interests are in Quantitative Finance, Quantitative Analysis, Business Statistics and Research; and Business Information Systems. Dr. Obura is a Certified Public Secretary (CS-K). He is a member Kenya National Statistical Society (KNSS). He has previously served as a Chairman of Department of Management Science at Maseno University for over five years where he served as a Lecturer for 10 years. He has supervised a number of postgraduate students and has published in a number of International Refereed Journals. Dr. Obura Headed the Rapporteur Team to DIES Dialogue Event Coordinated and Hosted on a blended platform by Bomet University College (a Costituent College of Moi University) in Collaboration with German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) through Webinar Series. Moreover, he was In-charge of Secretariat to the 1 st and 2 nd Bomet University College International Conferences. Dr. Obura has been involved in a number of funded research projects including DAAD- DIES 2022 NMT Micro-fund Project on Innovative Pedagogies and Quality Assurance in Online and Blended Learning in Universities/Higher Education amidst Coronavirus(COVID-19) PandemicCurriculum vitae
Dinah Ayoma works as a Research Assistant supporting the Research, Innovation and Extension department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography from Moi University and is pursuing a Masters of Environmental Science (Environmental Information Systems) at the University of Eldoret. Dinah brings on board expertise in Environmental Planning and Management, Remote Sensing and GIS. She’s driven by the desire to steer sustainable change through multi-disciplinary Research.
Echwa Ewoi is a Research assistant. She is an Economist by profession with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Sociology and currently undertaking her Masters in Economics .She is well versed with multidisciplinary research with a wide experience and specialization in data collection and analysis. She is equally skilled in SPSS, MATLAB and STATA. She also has exemplary skills and is talented in Music.