PSRI SERVICE CHARTER
The Population Studies and Research Institute (PSRI) is a centre for research and postgraduate training in population sciences. It also provides technical assistance to the government in population issues. Its role is different from a typical teaching faculty with regard to research and also in providing back up for the formulation of population policy. In 1976, the Institute was expressly established to bridge the gap in this important area of Kenya’s manpower need and to create a self-sustaining programme as a permanent feature of the University’s academic programme. It was also established to meet the short-term and long-term research needs of Kenya in support of the country’s development strategy. To fulfill its mandate, PSRI has developed and implemented several programmes. These include the Master Arts Degree in Populations, Master of Science Degree in Population Studies and PhD in Population Studies. It also offers short courses on Monitoring and Evaluation, Data Analysis and Information Use.
The Population Studies and Research Institute is part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Institute is located on the second floor of Hyslop Building at the Main Campus of the University of Nairobi.
The mandate of PSRI revolves around three core activities:
Like other many other departments, the Institute is faced with challenges which it continues to systematically address within the context of its vision and mission. A major tenet that we espouse is our firm commitment quality service delivery that is hinged on observance of the rule of law, skilled human resource, hard work, transparency, accountability, fairness and timely service delivery in all our activities.
The Institute adheres to the tradition of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, consultancy and community service, good governance and management. This Service Charter is a commitment to the Institute to deliver quality service to our students, staff, research collaborators, donors, other stakeholders and the public at large.
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Dr. Lawrence Ikamari
The Population Studies and Research Institute Service Charter sets the scope and standards of the service rendered to our students, staff and other stakeholders. We are committed to provision of quality service to our clients and stakeholders. We have set our commitment to you and sincerely welcome feedback on how to improve our service.
To promote the understanding of population phenomena and related issues in pursuance for improvement of quality of life through:
To be an exemplary centre of excellence for research, teaching and training in population studies and demography.
The Institute is guided by the following core values:
Teaching and Learning: The Institute offers adequate, innovative, relevant market driven academic programmes at postgraduate level with in-built quality control systems. In addition, the Institute provides an enabling environment for intellectual pursuit and growth for students and faculty.
Research: As part of its mandate to generate, preserve and disseminate knowledge, the Institute has created a conducive environment, to undertake quality and relevant research on population and related phenomena.
Consultancy: The Institute has mainstreamed consultancy as a core function.
Community Service: The Institute participates in community and outreach programmes and activities as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Structure and Governance
Director of the Institute: Academic and Administrative head of the Institute responsible for maintaining and promoting efficient management of the Institute; answerable to the Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Institute Academic Board: Constituted by all members of the teaching staff under the chairmanship of the Director of the Institute. This is the supreme academic organ which oversees all the academic programmes at the Institute. Other wide ranging decisions touching on operations of the Institute are also approved in such meetings of the board which are held monthly and as often as need may arise.
Principles of Service Delivery
In our service we pledge to:
Our clients expect efficient and effective provision of service as follows:
Prompt research output
The Institute expects its clients/stakeholders to:
Commitment to Service Delivery
In our service delivery, we pledge that:
Contact Nos. for the Institute are:
Tel 318262 Ext. 28029/031