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July 16, 2021
Digitization of Education at the Centre of Excellence for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management (CEMEREM) receives a boost

Digitization of Education is a top priority of Phase III of CEMEREM...

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June 18, 2021
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

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July 1, 2020
CEMEREM: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO STUDY MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES: Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Master of Science...

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April 3, 2020
CEMEREM PARTICIPATES IN THE DIGI-FACE KICKOFF MEETING

Reported by Kibwana Zamani CEMEREM represented by Prof. Jan C. Bongaerts (CEMEREM...

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September 11, 2021
3rd Biennial International CEMEREM Conference

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Testimonials

Stephen Waema

Stephen Waema

Student, MBA Natural Resource Management

My name is Stephen Waema. My passion for natural resources such as ground water, mining, geothermal, oil & gas pushed me to apply for a scholarship with CEMEREM to pursue Master of Business Administration – Natural resource management. I am persuaded that, with good management, these resources have a huge potential for socio-economic transformation of Kenya and Africa. I am glad that I was considered for the master’s programme. I am already acquiring knowledge and skills for resources management and governance. I am confident I will be able to contribute significantly in management and governance of resources in Kenya, East Africa and beyond. Many thanks to CEMEREM

Olivier Makambira

Olivier Makambira

Student, MBA Natural Resource Management

Hello!

My name is Olivier Makambira from the Republic of Burundi. I am pleased to be among the recipients of the DAAD Scholarship for one of the Master’s programmes (MBA-NRM) offered by the Centre of Excellence for Minining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management (CEMEREM) of Taita Taveta University. Taita Taveta University, being located within the Tsavo Ecosystem, is perfectly the ideal environment for this training.

James Wathanga Mwangi

James Wathanga Mwangi

Student, MBA Natural Resource Management

As a natural resources sub-sector enthusiast, I am glad and appreciative to have been considered for this very competitive DAAD-CEMEREM Scholarship to pursue MBA (Natural Resource Management) at Taita Taveta University. I am enjoying the good blend of theory and practice embedded in this programme and feel confident to face the challenges ahead

James Musembi Muange

James Musembi Muange

Student, MBA Natural Resource Management

I am a proud beneficiary of DAAD-CEMEREM Scholarship, pursuing MBA in Natural Resource Management. I am excited we have been able to continue with a blended mode of learning amidst Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to the CEMEREM-DIGI-FACE Partnership

MWAMKUU CHARI

MWAMKUU CHARI

Student, MBA Natural Resource Management

When I finished my undergraduate training in Commerce, specializing in Marketing, I did not ever imagine working in the natural resources sector. This, however, changed when I joined the mining industry. MBA-NRM became an automatic attraction as a vehicle for promoting effective and objective dialogue with the Mining Professionals.

I am proud to have been part of CEMEREM 2020 beginners, and more proud of our facilitators for conquering COVID 19 limitations to efficiently offer the course online. Additionally, the online learning provided the flexibility I needed to pursue my dreams.

As I approach the last steps of this amazing journey, I appreciate DAAD, CEMEREM and Taita Taveta University, for the opportunity to learn and grow my knowledge and skills on creating business management solutions in natural resource sector.

Thank you

Ndung’u Catherine Muthoni

Ndung’u Catherine Muthoni

Student, MBA Natural Resource Management

I am a beneficiary of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in-country scholarship award. It through the support offered to me financially and socially that I was able to pursue My Masters of Business Administration in Natural Resource Management in Taita University. I cordially register my heart felt gratitude to DAAD, CEREREM and the Taita Taveta University for academically and professionally empowering me. The gained skills and capacity places me in position to innovate viable technical platforms suitable for managing natural resources sustainably in line with World 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Angeyango Conslate

Angeyango Conslate

Student, MSc. Environmental Engineering

I am Angeyango Conslate, a female Ugandan pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering at Taita Taveta University.

I thank God for always making a way, especially the award of the CEMEREM scholarship. This opportunity is a huge blessing to my career development and my family at large. I am now on my way to achieving my dreams and developing competence in Environmental Engineering dynamics, in one of the best Universities, which is a home of great ideas. The key financial and exposure obstacle to my career growth was addressed largely through the scholarship. Thank you CEMEREMfor this life-changing opportunity.

Due to the restrictions instituted to stop the spread of coronavirus, physical learning at Taita Taveta University has been difficult, however, the University improvised for innovative response through online classes to ensure that learning continues uninterrupted amidst the pandemic. This strategy has been very beneficial and favourable; that is very informative, interactive, and flexible, and not to mention fun. However, there has been a gap regarding online examinations, I hope in the future, the University can improvise for online exams to crown it up with Excellency. Thank you CEMEREM, thank you Taita Taveta University.

Ann Wanjiku Gichuhi

Ann Wanjiku Gichuhi

Student, MSc. Environmental Engineering

I am Ann Wanjiku Gichuhi pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering under the CEMEREM partial scholarship. The content has been delivered using online mode. My experiences have been quite okay concerning internet connections, content delivery by the lecturers as well as in-class engagement. Having to travel for the exams was a little hectic given the pandemic situation as well as having to request a full week from work. Thank you for offering me this study opportunity.

Chepkoech Ronnice

Chepkoech Ronnice

Student, MSc. Environmental Engineering

My name is Chepkoech Ronnice. I am a first-year student at Taita Taveta University pursuing a Master’s of Science in Environmental Engineering.  I am a scholar, sponsored by CEMEREM under DAAD.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering from Taita Taveta University.

The course has allowed me to explore and learn more about the physical world.  It has provided me with an opportunity to familiarize myself with the environment and find greater ways of managing and sustaining the environment around me. The units that I have completed so far in semester one have provided me with the skills needed as an Engineer and allow me to expand the knowledge gained from my undergraduate studies. The online learning system and the support that I have received throughout the semester from my sponsors, lecturers, and colleagues has allowed me to stay safe during this pandemic of Covid-19 and make my time while studying for my master’s degree a wonderful experience.

Agather Wakio

Agather Wakio

Student, MSc. Environmental Engineering

I am Agather Wakio, pursuing a postgraduate degree in Environmental Engineering at Taita Taveta University. I have been learning using online mode. My experiences have been quite okay save for some little hiccups here and there including tight work schedules and poor Internet connection. Also, commuting to and from home for the exams was quite challenging.  I am hoping for improved and better online interactions. Otherwise, I am enjoying my studies especially the great student-lecturer engagement and great content covered in the lectures. Thank you so much for this opportunity,  I am greatly humbled.

Tanui Allan Kipkoech

Tanui Allan Kipkoech

Student, MSc. Mining Engineering

I am Tanui Allan Kipkoech pursuing MSc. in Mining Engineering at Taita Taveta University through the CEMEREM-DAAD Scholarship. My experience has been a life-changing experience, from the very first lecture I knew my dream would come to pass. I treasure the fact that the classes are small and that makes it interactive. Lecturers are also eager to help and they are just genuinely interested in sharing their expertise with students. I also like the fact that the lecture hours are flexible making it convenient for every student.

Patrick K Bett

Patrick K Bett

Student, MSc. Mining Engineering

I am Patrick K Bett, a 2020 CEMEREM Scholar pursuing MSc. in Mining Engineering. Imagine following that promising career path-way and knowing you could make a difference, while also desiring to enhance your skills to affect that difference, but you’re hindered by financial inadequacy. Then imagine being awarded a scholarship that allows you to pursue that dream, get intensive academic and personal mentoring that imparts not only the skills but confidence and ability to use them. This is my experience through the CEMEREM Scholarship Award. I am forever grateful to anyone who made this dream a reality!

This program has been great so far. I’m impressed by the level of support and structure of the course offered. I can honestly say that MSc Mining Engineering has enriched my career, in so many ways. The online nature of the courses adopted amid the Covid 19 challenges made it easy to manage alongside other commitments (work, school, life). The School of Mines and Engineering has been extremely supportive and responsive to the student needs.

Godfrey Nyamai Mwelelu

Godfrey Nyamai Mwelelu

Student, MSc. Mining Engineering

My name is Godfrey Nyamai Mwelelu, a graduate of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Taita Taveta Campus. I graduated in 2013 with a BSc. Mining and Mineral processing Engineering degree. Currently, I am working as a Mines Inspector with the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining Kenya.

In September 2020, I was awarded a scholarship by CEMEREM to pursue MSc. Mining Engineering at their Centre of excellence in Taita Taveta University. So far, I have found the MSc. Mining Engineering course to be very diverse and resourceful in addressing matters mining and extractives. Through research and integration of ICT with theoretical skills, the course has impacted me with the requisite skills to develop mining projects and also handle the associated risks and uncertainties.

Isoe Ogero Meshack

Isoe Ogero Meshack

Student, MSc. in Process Engineering

“I am Isoe Ogero Meshack currently taking MSc in Process Engineering at Taita Taveta University. I thank CEMEREM for offering me this opportunity to advance my studies at the premier University in Kenya with a proven record on matters nurturing professionals. This program has transformed my learning experience with a great mix of learning resources through different online learning media. At first, I was skeptical about online learning but now it has promoted independent learning; an invaluable skill to understand the job market and a rewarding academic experience. I encourage potential students to pursue this programme.”

Philemon Kachila

Philemon Kachila

Student, MSc. in Process Engineering

“I am Philemon Kachila. I was awarded a CEMEREM Scholarship in September 2020 to pursue MSc. in Process Engineering. It is a blended learning model of online as well as few face-to-face engagements. It has been both exciting and challenging given the fact that we are taking engineering lessons almost virtually. This situation has placed a greater demand on personal focus and dedication to be able to grasp the content and be able to learn and apply the application Software outside the class environment on my own. However, I have managed so far and hope to complete the course work within the time allotted. The lecturers have all put their feet forward and delivered beyond our expectations. I also want to thank the TTU administration and their partners for the opportunity and I hope that this relationship will be in the long run.”