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Prof Maloiy set to defend his DSC
The University of Nairobi is scheduled to evaluate her second Doctor of Science degree candidate since its inception in 1956. On Friday, June 7, 2013, Professor Geoffrey M. Ole Maloiy of department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology will defend his Doctor of Science thesis titled, “Studies in Integrative Animal Energetics and Metabolism: Structural and Environmental Correlates” at the 8-4-4 Multi-purpose Hall, Main campus starting from 2.00 pm.
Staff, students and members of public are invited to attend the public presentation which will also feature a number of publications and academic achievements on the candidate. (Click here to view the programme)
Professor John O. Kokwaro of department of Botany was the first Doctor of Science candidate to successfully defend his thesis at the University of Nairobi in 2008.
Those eligible for the award of a higher Doctorate of the University of Nairobi must among other requirements be holders of the Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Medicine degree of the University of Nairobi or the Doctor of Philosophy degree from any other recognized university of at least five years standing.
The Common Regulations for Higher Doctorates of The University of Nairobi other than Honorary Degrees are set out in the University Calendar. The Higher Doctorate, the regulations stipulate, shall only be awarded for the original published work such as would give a candidate authoritative international standing in his/her particular field of research.
The application must be based wholly or substantially on original work of distinction carried out by the candidate. The term ‘‘published’’ shall mean printed in a referred journal, book or monograph which shall have been made available to the public. The submitted works by the candidate is assessed by an Evaluation Panel comprising;
Chairman of Senate- Chairman
Deputy Vice- Chancellors - Members
Principal of the relevant college - Member
Dean of the relevant Faculty -Member
Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies- Member
Three Senior University Scholars- one of whom shall be from the relevant discipline and appointed by the Senate - Members
Not more than three members may be co-opted by Senate where appropriate- Members
Academic Registrar - Secretary
A thesis for the Higher Doctorate degree shall be defended before a public audience provided that while members of the public shall be free to ask the candidate questions relevant to the subject of his/her thesis, only the Panel Examiners, shall participate in the final assessment of the thesis and the candidate’s performance in defense of the same.