Presentation of the Bronze Future Education Award to Chuka University
Chuka University Ag. VC Prof. Dorcas Isutsa with her team showing the Certificate Received
At the Globethics.net Building New Bridges Together (#BNBT) Conference that took place from 17-19 October 2022, Chuka University was awarded a Future Education Bronze Award for being voted as the Institution with the Most Innovative Ethics Education Approach. At the same time, Mr Crispin Isaboke, a lecturer at the university, received a Future Education Bronze Award for his audio-visual story-byte presented at the conference.
These awards were received in Geneva at the Conference Closing Ceremony on 19 October 2022 by Herbert Makinda, the regional officer of Globethics.net East Africa. The awards were presented to the recipients at Chuka University Main Campus. The university is one of the public universities in Kenya Chartered in 2013 and is located in Chuka Town in Tharaka-Nithi County, approximately 186 km from Nairobi City along the Nairobi-Meru Highway.
Dr. Crispin Isaboke receiving his Award from Herbert
During the brief event of presenting the two awards to the Ag. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dorcus Isutsa on behalf of the university and to Mr Crispin Isaboke, the Globethics.net regional officer spoke about Globethics.net’s vision and mission to integrate ethics in higher education. He presented the organisation's ethical education ecosystem, including the accredited online courses offered as basic track and certification track; the publications; the free digital library; conferences both onsite and online; training of trainers workshops, and the Ethics Model of Excellence Tool (EMET). He went on to explain how higher education institutions can collaborate with Globethics.net to join forces in embedding ethics in higher education by signing partnership agreements or by joining the consortium. All of these are geared towards reversing the many challenges with which society is confronted as a result of unethical practices.
The Ag. Vice Chancellor on her part was particularly enthusiastic about ethics and said that ethics is indeed an important subject that needs to be integrated in all sectors of society. She pointed out that it is disheartening to see some of the unethical practices in higher education and singled out plagiarism as a big challenge. She went on to state that Chuka University was ready to collaborate and partner with Globethics.net to draw from the great wealth of resources at Globethics.net. In a special way, she invited the regional office to present a lead paper on Ethics in Higher Education at the 9th Chuka University Annual International Research Conference, held on the 24 and 25 November 2022.
Prof. Dorcas Isutsa receiving the Award from Herbert (left)