Discussing Faculty Exchange Program

Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-05-08 16:35

Prof. Ndichu Maingi,  Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Right) with Mr. Edward J. Gerard, an International Affairs Specialist (Center) and Ms Carol N. Kamau, an Agricultural Marketing Specialist (Left), both from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), during the USDA and Faculty Exchange Program meeting at Dean’s Office.

The Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Prof. Maingi met with Mr. Edward J. Gerard, an International Affairs Specialist, and Ms Carol N. Kamau, an Agricultural Marketing Specialist, to discuss USDA Faculty Exchange Program (FEP).

Mr. Edward Gerald and Ms Carol Kamau later on interviewed five applicants, who are members of staff in the faculty, for the 2017 exchange program.

The USDA Faculty Exchange Program (FEP) is managed by the Foreign Agricultural Service, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Trade and Scientific Exchanges Division (FAS/OCBD/TSED). It brings educators from Colleges of Veterinary Medicine to the United States for 4.5 months (one semester) to increase their knowledge of, and ability to teach and perform research in veterinary medicine and science.

The goal of the program is to promote the development of sound science policy, teaching and research techniques in Veterinary Medicine and the objectives of the program are to:

  1. Increase the number of subject matter experts in African Colleges of Veterinary Medicine who are well versed in current veterinary science issues and who can employ the latest research techniques by improving the quantity and quality of academic and adult education programs in  veterinary medicine;
  2. Develop the ability of participating instructors to evaluate and revise curricula and courses through the application of basic principles of learning and curriculum development;

c)      Develop participants' knowledge of, and ability to apply, sound veterinary scientific research methods.

d)     Establish U.S.-African university relationships that will catalyze and support curriculum development, course revision, and research in veterinary medicine.

e)      Provide an opportunity for the selected instructors to enter and more fully participate in the worldwide networks of veterinary medicine, research, and technology.


In 2016, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi sent Drs. Paul Okumu, Christine Mbindyo and Johnson Nasimolo to universities in the US through this program.

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Mon, 2017-05-08 16:35

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