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Prof. Henry Mutoro DVC A.A, Prof. Lucy Irungu DVC R.P.E, College Principal Prof. Isaac Jumba during the launch
The Department of Extra Mural Studies; School of Continuing and Distance Education launched ‘The African Journal for Project Planning and Management’ on 24th June 2015. The event was held at the College of Education and External Studies, QC Garden Square. This is the 2nd Journal by the School of Continuing and Distance Studies and a 3rd for the College of Education and External Studies. The Africa Journal for Project Planning and Management will be published 4 times a year and will feature the following key topics: information systems, research and developments, system design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, project financing, engineering and construction projects, and agricultural projects.
The event was officiated by Prof. Henry Mutoro; Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Lucy Irungu; Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension. Also at the event were Prof. Isaac Jumba; Principal CEES, Prof. Kidombo; Dean, School of Continuing and Distance Education, Prof. Akala; Dean School of Education and Prof. Rambo; Chairman of the Department of Extra Mural Studies and Chief Editor of the African Journal for Project Planning and Management, lecturers and staff of College of Education and External Studies.
A few speeches were given during the Launch of the journal; Prof. Jumba, Principal; CEES began by acknowledging the effort of editorial and advisory board, writers and staff of the Department of Extra Mural studies. He said the journal is a welcome platform for scholars as well as graduate students to publish their research findings.
Speaking during the launch, Prof. Rambo, the Chief Editor said “the African Journal for Project Planning and Management was conceived by the department due to the fact that the department offers project management as a discipline from certificate, diploma, bachelor’s degree, masters and PhD level. The African Journal of project planning and management offers wide range and comprehensive coverage of all facets of project management” Prof. Irungu praised the Department for launching the journal and urged them to ensure they put up measures to ensure sustainability of the journal. She advised the department to publish regularly and promptly. She concluded her speech by calling on the Department to put in place peer review teams that will ensure papers submitted for publication are of high quality, to guarantee the journal has a high impact factor.
Prof. Mutoro- while reading a speech on behalf of the VC- congratulated the department for this great achievement and exuded confidence in the Department’s great potential of becoming a leader in research in the field of project management. His speech went on to state “The African Journal of Project Planning and Management captures the arts and sciences as an inter-disciplinary publication. The Journal serves as a platform for dissemination of original and high quality research in the field of project management and related fields”. With that He declared the Africa Journal for Project Planning and Management officially launched.