Karatina University started the process of establishing a green entrepreneurial culture with the aim of becoming a model green entrepreneurial university not only in Kenya, but world over.
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Public lecture by Dr. Munang’s, currently the Africa Regional Coordinator for Climate Change at UNEP, titled “From Extreme Vulnerability to Competitiveness: Changing the Narrative of Africa’s Development Under the Changing Climate”.
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Karatina University hosted the East Africa Multipliers Lounge conducted in two phases. Phase one was held 3rd to 5th December, 2019. Participants were selected from Universities in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
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Karatina University Coordinated University Leaders Training Workshop II at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge, Naivasha , 2nd - 5th October, 2019
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Our Vision

To be a University of global excellence, meeting the dynamic needs and development of society.

Our Mission

To conserve, create and disseminate knowledge through, training, research, innovation and community outreach.

Our Programmes

Professional Certificates, Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate, Masters and PhD programmes

Main Campus

Karatina University Main Campus is Situated 15km North off Karatina town at Kagochi, Karatina, Nyeri County

A Model of Research Paper Writing Instructional Materials for Academic Writing Course

Writing course is a necessary subject which is instructed in English Education Study Program of IKIP PGRI

Bojonegoro, East Java, Indonesia, generrally in 8 credits which are dispersed in 4 semesters, every semester 2

credits. In WRITING IV, the encouraging procedure is centered around academic writing to set up the students to be capable

to compose their last task toward the finish of their investigation. The objective of this subject is primarily to make the students ready to

compose logical writing as far as diary article with proper substance, great association, right word usage,

language, and mechanics.

In light of the investigation held by Ghufron in 2015, it was uncovered that the students go over troubles in

academic writing. These challenges were shown by both the low score of students' writing ability and the outcomes

of meeting to the students. The students face troubles in academic writing since there are restricted wellsprings of

materials which are suitable to be actualized, constrained of testing materials and learning exercises. The

training materials are a hundred percent taken from printed books which are availabe in the market, wherein

these books now and again are tricky. The students additionally conceded that they felt exhausted with the materials

utilized. In addition, they additionally said that there was no difficult action during the instructing and learning process. The

teacher for the most part instructs them by clarifying the course book materials at that point requests that the students compose dependent on

Guidance in the book. It was additionally uncovered that the issues looked by the greater part of students in English Education

Study Program of IKIP PGRI Bojonegoro in academic writing were brought about by the tedious instructing material

utilized and the absence of testing exercises that could persuade students during instructing and learning process. He

proposed that there ought to instruct materials that show students how to compose ELT research paper in detail

for example, writing a theme and title; gathering data; writing a presentation; creating fundamental passages;

citations, rewording and summing up; remarking on information; writing a decision; writing an audit; writing

a theoretical; writing references; overhauling and altering writings. Plus, there should likewise instructing materials that

consolidate testing exercises and applicable materials (Ghufron, 2015).

Choice of materials for study hall use is a difficult assignment for English language educators as they give a

solid stage through which students learn English language. Introduction of formatively proper,

important and drawing in materials is, thusly, the prime obligation of the material designers and the instructors.

Choice of the correct materials makes educating and learning an advantageous movement and makes a study hall

condition which is productive, powerful and significant.

Hutchinson and Torres (1994) have brought up that ELT materials (reading material) may assume a critical job in

development. They propose that course readings can bolster educators through possibly upsetting and undermining

change forms, show new or potentially untried systems, present change bit by bit, and make

framework whereupon instructors can assemble a progressively inventive technique of their own. Course readings are thought of

as fundamental to educating and learning, as their quality is a deciding component in improving or lessening the

nature of a language program.

Moreover, Cunningsworth (1995) clarifies that material improvement has various job in ELT and can serve

as: (1) an asset for introduction materials; (2) an asset for exercises of students' training and informative

collaboration; (3) a reference hotspot for students on sentence structure, jargon and articulation; (4) an asset of

incitement and thoughts for homeroom language exercises; (5) a prospectus (where they reflect learning goals

which have just been resolved; (6) a hotspot for self-coordinated learning or self-get to work; and (7) a

support for less experienced instructors who presently can't seem to pick up in certainty.

Furthermore, Richards (2001) calls attention to that reading material are key parts of language showing filling in as the

reason for a significant part of the language input students get when learning a language. Course book is a gadget to help

students to get not just acquainted with the phonetics parts of the language yet additionally with social and social

angles installed in language.

One of the fundamental elements of course readings is to make the current information accessible and obvious to the students

in a chose, simple and sorted out way. Hutchinson and Torres (1994) contend that any reading material has a very

significant and positive part to play in educating and learning of English. They express that course books give the

essential contribution for study hall exercises through various exercises, readings and clarifications.










Schools and Departments

The School of Agriculture and Biotechnology aims at training highly skilled manpower for the Kenyan Agricultural sector. The School currently offers several undergraduate programs that include Horticulture; Food Science and Nutrition; Agricultural Economics and Resource Management; Agricultural Extension and Rural Development.

The School comprises of three departments namely:-
- Food Science and Nutrition
- Agricultural Resource Economics & Economics
- Crop Science
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The School of Business (SoB) aims at producing managers and business leaders of international repute. We strive to achieve this through imparting our students with best management and entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and practices that are globally accepted. Our students are given the requisite skills that are vital in management and growth of the economy.

The School has four Departments namely:
- Department of Business and Entrepreneurship
- Department of Human Resources Development
- Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Department of Economics
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The School of Education and Social Sciences aims at producing graduates who will serve in various capacities in the Education sector, Social welfare organizations and Government agencies locally and internationally. This School has positioned itself for the realization of the National Vision 2030 by developing programs that address the social and political pillars envisaged in the vision.
The School has five departments namely:
- Department of Humanities & Languages
- Department of Social Sciences
- Department of Education Foundation
- Department of Planning and Curriculum
- Department of Psychology and Communication Technology
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The School of Natural Resources & Environmental Studies is dedicated and receptive to engagements for mutual benefit to the society and the graduates. Its mandate is to create an avenue for information interchange pertaining to Natural Resources Management for a better today and tomorrow. The School empowers graduates with appropriate knowledge and skills necessary in promoting entrepreneurship and community development in natural resources utilization and conservation of the environment.

It comprises two departments namely:
- Department of Natural Resources
- Department of Environmental Studies
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The School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS) aims at producing professional scientists for careers in industry, teaching and research. The school focuses on imparting knowledge in the areas of chemical, biological, Actuarial and information technology sciences. Our programs are designed to ensure that graduates are equipped with practical and intellectual skills relevant to the needs of the society.

 The Departments in this school include:
- Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Sciences
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Physical Sciences
- Department of Biological Sciences   
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Karatina University Contacts

Karatina University Main Campus

Kagochi, Karatina, Nyeri County

P.O. BOX 1957—10101, Karatina, Kenya.

Tel: (+254) 20 2176 713/ Mob: (+254) 729 721 200

eMail: info@karu.ac.ke or admissions@karu.ac.ke